Auction 117, Lot 55

"Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum exacta Descriptio secundum Nomenclaturam Praestantissimorum Astronomorum tam Hevelii quam Riccioli", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Moon

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19 inches
57.7 x 48.3 cm

Fascinating double hemisphere map of the surface of the moon. Both spheres depict the same side of the moon and 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 goddess of the moon. Text panels at bottom.

References: MCC 1: #49.

Condition: B

Generally good with old centerfold repair that should be replaced. Crisp impression with some marginal soil, one printer's crease.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/6/2006

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