Auction 159, Lot 52

"Theoria Lunae in qua Motus Ejusdem Anomalus ex Hypothesi ill: Isaaci Newtoni...", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Moon

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 19.1 inches
56.9 x 48.5 cm

Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was an astronomer of high repute and made a specialty of lunar observations. This sheet includes numerous insets showing positions and phases of the moon. Two large insets show meteor craters on the moon and Newton's Hypothesis. One of the crater insets contains a smaller drawing of a meteor about to strike the surface.

Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. Doppelmayr and Johann Baptist Homann were frequent collaborators in producing celestial and astronomical charts for atlases. This chart was engraved between 1735 and 1742 and appeared in the two major compilations of Dopplemayr’s works published by Homann Heirs; Atlas Coelestis in quo Mundus Spectabilis... in 1742, and the revised edition Atlas Novus Coelestis... in 1748. Read more about Doppelmayr's life and accomplishments here.

References: Kanas #7.8.3.

Condition: A

Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue and a couple of tiny worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/14/2016