Auction 119, Lot 64

"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:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

This is a magnificent 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:

Condition: A

Attractive, old color with generous, clean margins. The map has light offsetting in title and there are a couple of pieces of archival tape closing short marginal centerfold separations.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 5/9/2007

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