Auction 93, Lot 67

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

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 map is decorated at top with cherubs using a telescope, diagrams of the phases of the moon, and Diana, the lady of the moon. Latin text panels at bottom.

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Condition: A+

Old repair on centerfold, overall fine.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 12/6/2000

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