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Johannes Hevelius, Selenographia


Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687)
Selenographia, Gdansk (Danzig), 1647
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, MED 2149, fig. R

This volume contains 40 extremely fine engravings of the Moon in its various phases, along with three large lunar maps. The maps render the face of the Moon in unprecedented detail, also enhancing the areas unveiled the Moon's libration.