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Illustration of the topography of the moon’s craters as studied by the Polish Johannes Hevelius. These illustrations were made to illustrate his work “Selenographia” which was the first ever comprehensive lunar atlas of its time.
Hevelius observed the moon in all its phases for four years in his home built observatory.
More than 300 years before humans stepped onto the moon’s surface, Hevelius was documenting every crater, slope and valley that he could see with his self-made telescope.
This double page engraving really demonstrates Hevelius’s artistic capabilities. All illustrations in “Selenographia” are by his own hand and this is the third of the three double page engravings from “Selenographia”.
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Size: 40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches).
Paper: Museum-quality, heavyweight, fine art matte German made paper – 200 gsm.
Printing process: Giclée print with pigment inks.
Shipping method: Rolled in postal tube – The frame is not included – Free tracked shipping.