MAP OF THE MOON BY DOPPELMAYER
DOPPELMAYER, JOHANN GABRIEL / HOMANN HEIRS
Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum...
18 3/4” x 22 1/4”. Full original color. An excellent example.
These attractive lunar hemispheres shows the work of both Hevelius and Riccioli, whose lunar cartographic systems competed with each other for nearly a century and a half. It was the work of Johann Doppelmayer, the German astronomer and professor of mathematics in Nuremberg who for more than twenty years collaborated with Johann Baptiste Homann to produce a series of charts and a celestial atlas containing a wealth of astronomical information. These would later be published by the Homann Heirs in 1742 as the Atlas novus Coelestia. Besides star charts and this selenographic map, Doppelmayer's atlas included diagrams illustrating the planetary systems of Copernicus, Tycho, and Riccioli; and the various theories of Kepler, Boulliau, Seth Ward, Mercator, Horrocks, Newton and Halley.
Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, Revised Edition, Volume I, p. 381.
Inventory No. 7679