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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.20.13
Object Name Print
Description "Pars Constellationis Aquarii, cum novis fixis in eadem observatis," engraving from "Selenographia: sive, Lunae Descriptio," 1647, by Johannes Hevelius. Published Danzig: Andreas Hunefeld for the author, 1647

In "Selenographia, sive Lunae descriptio (Selenography, or A Description of The Moon)" Hevelius reflected on the differences between his work and that of Galileo Galilei. Selenography... became one of the standard works on the Moon for over a century. This particular print shows the constellation of Aquarius.
Title Pars Constellationis Aquarii, cum novis fixis in eadem observatis
Date 1647
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Hevelius, Johannes
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique engraving
Dimensions H-8.75 W-13.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Christopher Matthaei
Place of Origin Europe/Poland/Gdansk
Subjects Cosmology
Galileo Galilei