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Selenographia, sive lunae descriptio.

By: HEVELIUS, Johannes.

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: New York:, Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1967.: 1967

Seller ID: S11332


4to. xix, [30], 563, [20] pp. Frontispiece, plates, index. Exquisite gilt-stamped red cloth, intricate decorations, publisher's cardboard slip-case; slip-case slightly rubbed with ink notation to front panel. Mint in very good case. "Hevelius's first major research project was mapping the moon. He set out to observe and draw every phase of the Moon, a task that took him years because of the variable weather in Gdansk. In 1647 he published Selenographia, sive lunae description. In this ambitious work, he revealed all of telescopic astronomy, but the centerpiece was the section containing e... View more info