Lunar map in 25 sections. With a description of the individual maps by J. F. Julius Schmidt. Second edition. Edited by Paul Ahnert.


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Text booklet and plates. 30 p., 1 fol. With a portrait frontispiece and 25 loose plates. 30 x 21 cm resp. 32,5 x 27 cm. Together in OHalbleinen portfolio (slightly browned resp. light-margined). Survey and depiction of the moon by the geodesist, topographer, astronomer, and meteorologist Wilhelm Gotthelf Lohrmann (1796-1840). The meteorologist did valuable work as a survey inspector in the Saxon land survey. In 1820 he acquired a telescope and began systematic lunar observations. In 1824 he published the first sheets of his sectional map. The complete work was published only in 1878 by the Barth publishing house, the publication is mainly due to Julius Schmidt (1825-1884), the most successful lunar observer of his time.