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Giovanni Battista Riccioli S.J., Almagestum novum


Giovanni Battista Riccioli S.J. (1598-1671)
Almagestum novum, Bologna, 1651
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, MED 2165, plates I and VI, p. 204

This volume contains two lunar maps drawn by Francesco Maria Grimaldi S.J. (1613-1663). The first (on the left) provides an overview of the surface of the Moon and its phases. The second highlights the areas affected by the libration and includes the nomenclature conceived by Riccioli. He gave the names of 248 ancient and contemporary astronomers to as many locations on the Moon.