SELENOGRAPHIA: SIVE LUNAE DESCRIPTIO, ATQUE ACCURATA, TAM MACULARUM EIUS, QUAM MOTUUM DIVERSORUM, ALIARUMQUE OMNIUM VICISSITUDINUM, PHASIUMQUE, TELESCOPII OPE DEPREHENSARUM, DELINEATIO... ADDITA EST, LENTES EXPOLIENDI NOVA RATIO...

Lot Number 154
Author HEVELIUS, JOHANNES
Title SELENOGRAPHIA: SIVE LUNAE DESCRIPTIO, ATQUE ACCURATA, TAM MACULARUM EIUS, QUAM MOTUUM DIVERSORUM, ALIARUMQUE OMNIUM VICISSITUDINUM, PHASIUMQUE, TELESCOPII OPE DEPREHENSARUM, DELINEATIO... ADDITA EST, LENTES EXPOLIENDI NOVA RATIO...
Year Published 1647
Place Printed GDANSK
Printed By A. HUNEFELD FOR THE AUTHOR
Description PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN HEVELIUS, JOHANNES SELENOGRAPHIA: SIVE LUNAE DESCRIPTIO, ATQUE ACCURATA, TAM MACULARUM EIUS, QUAM MOTUUM DIVERSORUM, ALIARUMQUE OMNIUM VICISSITUDINUM, PHASIUMQUE, TELESCOPII OPE DEPREHENSARUM, DELINEATIO... ADDITA EST, LENTES EXPOLIENDI NOVA RATIO... GDANSK: A. HUNEFELD FOR THE AUTHOR, 1647, HALF-TITLE, TITLE-PAGE PRINTED IN RED AND BLACK, ADDITIONAL ENGRAVED TITLEPAGE, ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR, 90 ENGRAVED PLATES (20 DOUBLESIDED, 3 DOUBLE-PAGE, 1 WITH VOLVELLE AND RED SILK THREAD), WOODCUT INITIALS, ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS Epistolae II. Prior: de motu lunae libratorio, in certas tabulas redacto... Posterior: de utriusque luminaris defectu annu 1654. Gdansk: Andreas Julius Moller for the author, 1654, engraved printer's device on title-page, 7 engraved plates (1 double-page), the last 5 numbered A-E, engraved illustrations, woodcut initials and tailpiecesEpistolae IV. I. De observatione deliquii solis anno 1649 habita... II. De eclipsi solis anno 1652 observata... III. De motu luna libratorio... IV. De utriusque luminaris defectu anni 1654... Gdansk: Andreas Julius Moller for the author, 1654, engraved printer's device on title-page, engraved illustration, 7 engraved plates (1 double-page), the last 5 numbered A-E [the last two letters reissued from the previous work]Dissertatio, de nativa Saturni facie, eiusque variis phasibus, certa periodo redeuntibus. Cui addita est, tam eclipseos solaris anni 1656 observatio, quam diametri solis apparentis accurata dimensio. Gdansk: Simon Reiniger for the author, 1656, engraved printer's device on title-page, 4 engraved plates numbered F-I4 works in one volume, folio (351 x 225mm.), contemporary Dutch vellum with blind fillets and arabesque centrepiece, lacking two pairs of alum-tawed ties
Comments PROVENANCE "Cat V1 P331 CS Sledmere", inscription on inside front cover, i.e. Sir Christopher Sykes (1749-1801) of Sledmere House LITERATURE BL STC German XVIIc. H1033, H1028, H1029, H1026; Norman -, 1065, -, 1066; VD17 39:125064G, 23:000496Q, 23:000495G, 39:125093U CATALOGUE NOTE Selenographia was Hevelius's first important publication and made his reputation as an astronomical writer. As well as describing the moon, Hevelius includes descriptions of all the planets, technical details of the astronomical instruments used to view them and provides a review of the literature on the subject. The last work in this volume describes the "arms" of Saturn that had been observed by Galileo; it was not until Huygens published Systema Saturnium in 1659 that the arms were discovered to be rings around the planet.
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Estimated Price GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
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Actual Price GBP 46,850.00 ( USD 74,960.00 )

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Auction Name Musical Manuscripts and Continental Books
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Auction Date November 28, 2012 - November 28, 2012
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