Berlin: Simon Schropp & Soc. 1837.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Near Fine. Item #002178
Berlin: Simon Schropp, 1837. 4to (295 x 235mm), xviii, 412 pp, 5 wood-engraved plates. Later morocco-backed cloth (lightly sunfaded, new endpapers). Text little browned (plates a bit stronger) and with light scattered foxing, plates with waterstaining towards lower corner. Provenance: William Porthouse (inscribed on title. William Porthouse, an amateur astronomer, produced some fine drawings of the Moon and Planets, and a crater was named after him on the Wilkin's Map of the Moon.); E.?G. Whitelow (crossed out signature on title); British Astronomical Association (stamp on title and endpaper). Sold Christie's South Kensington sale 5808, Aug. 4, 2009, lot 34. ----
Houzeau & Lancaster 1251; Ashworth, The face of the moon, Linda Hall 16 (rem) - The text volume to Beer & Mädler's Mappa selenographica totam Lunae hemisphaeram which was separately published 3 years before. It describes in much detail the lunar features which Beer observed through his Fraunhofer telescope. - Visit our website to see more images!
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