"Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum exacta Descriptio secundum Nomenclaturam Praestantissimorum Astronomorum tam Hevelii quam Riccioli", Doppelmayr/Homann
Period: 1740 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Coelestis
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19.5 inches
57.2 x 49.5 cm
Splendid double hemisphere map of the surface of the moon. Both spheres are filled with topography, using place names following the nomenclature of Riccioli and Hevelius. Between the two spheres is a scheme of the various phases of the moon while various lunar phases are represented in the four corners. The map is decorated at top with cherubs using a telescope and Diana, the lady of the moon. Text panels at bottom.
Old color with enhancements to the vignettes. A few minor spots and some damage in margins, overall very good.