Auction 98, Lot 51

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

Subject: Moon

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: A

Old color with enhancements to the vignettes. A few minor spots and some damage in margins, overall very good.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 3/6/2002

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