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Auction 91, Lot 62

"Tabula Selenographica",

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.5 inches
57.2 x 49.5 cm

Superb and fascinating double hemisphere map of the surface of the moon. The dark side is filled with imaginary topography, using place names from the Mediterranean world. The maps is decorated at top with cherubs using a telescope, diagrams of the phases of the moon, and Diana, the lady of the moon. German text panels at bottom. Attractive later color.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 6/14/2000