Auction 116, Lot 61

"Selenographie de La Lune", Ulloa, Antonio de

Subject: Moon

Period: 1752 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8 x 8 inches
20.3 x 20.3 cm

This single hemisphere map of the moon displays its visible surface features and topography. This rare Spanish produced chart has a legend naming 49 features, including 8 seas, that are keyed to the map. It is a surprisingly accurate chart that suggests the view from a telescope. The copper engraved image is on a large sheet that measures 16" x 10.5".


Condition: A

On a full sheet of hand laid paper with huge margins. A little toning at left in the blank margin, the map image is near fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/20/2006