"Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum exacta Descriptio secundum Nomenclaturam Praestantissimorum Astronomorum tam Hevelii quam Riccioli", Doppelmayr/Homann
Period: 1740 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Coelestis
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 19 inches
58.2 x 48.3 cm
Fascinating double hemisphere map of the surface of the moon. Both spheres are filled with topography, using place names following the nomenclature of Riccioli and Hevelius. Between the two spheres is a scheme of the phases of the moon while different lunar phases are represented in the four corners. The map is decorated at top with cherubs using a telescope and Diana, the lady of the moon. Text panels at bottom.
Expert repair on centerfold & small smudge in bottom text panel.