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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    LOHRMANN, Wilhelm Gotthelf. Mondcharte in 25 Sectionen und 2 Erläuterungstafeln, edited by J.F. Julius Schmidt. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1878. 4° (315 x 263mm). Dedication, half title, engraved portrait frontispiece, 25 engraved section maps of the moon after W.G. Lohrmann and 2 explanatory plates (some light spotting throughout, light waterstain in lower margin of most maps). Contemporary half roan (spine and corners worn, front endpaper starting to detach). Provenance: Dr. R. Engelmann (astronomer, inscription dated August 1878 on endpaper) -- some annotations in pencil (possibly by R. Engelmann) -- British Astronomical Association (stamps on endpaper and title).

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    LOHRMANN, Wilhelm Gotthelf. Mondcharte in 25 Sectionen und 2 Erläuterungstafeln, edited by J.F. Julius Schmidt. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1878. 4° (315 x 263mm). Dedication, half title, engraved portrait frontispiece, 25 engraved section maps of the moon after W.G. Lohrmann and 2 explanatory plates (some light spotting throughout, light waterstain in lower margin of most maps). Contemporary half roan (spine and corners worn, front endpaper starting to detach). Provenance: Dr. R. Engelmann (astronomer, inscription dated August 1878 on endpaper) -- some annotations in pencil (possibly by R. Engelmann) -- British Astronomical Association (stamps on endpaper and title).

    SCHMIDT, J.F. Julius. Charte des Gebirge des Mondes nach eigenen Beobachtungen in den Jahren 1840-1874. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 1878. Large 4° (493 x 487mm). 25 tinted lithographed maps of sections of the moon, all loosely inserted (small holes in margins of maps, lower margin dampstained, affecting verso stronger, lightly soiled). Later cloth (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: British Astronomical Association (stamp on title). (2)


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