Johannes Hevelius, German astronomer, 1647.
4 0 c m
 
27cm
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm

Johannes Hevelius, German astronomer, 1647.

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Description

Platinotype print of Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687) from his book 'Selenographia' of 1647. Hevelius observed the transit of Mercury, discovered four comets and catalogued 1500 stars. He also named many lunar features in 'Selenographia'.
 

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10198937
 

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