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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.20.14
Object Name Print
Description "Figura Primaria Phasium et Lunationum," 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.
Title Figura Primaria Phasium et Lunationum
Date 1647
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Hevelius, Johannes
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique engraving
Dimensions H-13.75 W-8.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Christopher Matthaei
Place of Origin Europe/Poland/Gdansk
Subjects Cosmology
Science
Astronomy
Engravings
Galileo Galilei
Moon
Stars