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Krieger, Joh(ann) Nep(omuk)
Mond-Atlas entworfen nach Beobachtungen an der Pia-Sternwarte in Triest.
Bd. 1, Triest, Selbstverlag; (Bd. 2:) Wien, Mayer, 1898, 1912. 2 in 3 Bdn. 20 S., 1 Bl.; XVIII, 376 S., 4 Bll. mit 31 Textabb. 1 Tafel in Kupfertiefdruck, 1 Porträt, 1 Faltkarte und 86 Tafeln mit dazugehörigen bedruckten transparenten Auflageblättern in Lichdruck. Kl.-4°. (Bd. 1:) OHLwd. (gebräunt und etw. fleckig, bestoßen); (Bd. 2:) OLwd. (etw. fleckig und bestoßen, der Rücken des Atlas stärker fleckig). Erste Ausgabe des kompletten Mondatlas von Johann Nepomuk Krieger mit dessen eigenhändiger Widmung in Bd. 1. - "Born in 1865 in Bavaria, Johann Nepomuk Krieger can be considered something of an `enigma` in terms of the history of Lunar observing. He is seldom mentioned in the `popular` literature, however his storey is a fascinating, and moving one. Son of a master brewer he started observing the Moon as a small boy using a modest refractor. He left formal education at the age of 15, at the age of 21 he visited professor Klein director of the Cologne Observatory and an eminent astronomer in his own right. Klein encouraged Krieger to make the study of the Moon his `life`s work`. Using his inheritance to establish an observatory in the Munich suburb of Gern-Nymphenburg, and equipping it with a fine 10.6 inch Zolliger refractor, this is exactly what Krieger did, and he resolved to produce a `definitive Lunar Atlas`. Working at the same period, with the same intentions, was the `aggressive` Lunar cartographer Philipp Fauth. Fauth was a master of careful observation, his drawings of Lunar formations were superb, both in their representation and accuracy, and he quickly became … [Click Below for Full Description]
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