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Mond-Atlas, entworfen nach den Beobachtungen an der Pia-Sternwarte in Triest.
Privately Printed, Triest 1898 - 4to (315 x 257 mm). 20, [2] pp., with photogravure of Krieger's observatory and 28 photolithographed plates, each with a transparent key overlay. Original three-quarter cloth with publisher's printed boards (binding somewhat bowed, boards with little soiling, spotting and marginal browning, little rubbing of extremities). Only very little age-toning and very minor occasional spotting, overlay tissue guards browned as usual. Still a fine, crisp copy. ---- Ashworth, The face of the moon, Linda Hall 27 (ref.) - FIRST EDITION, VERY RARE. Krieger (1856-1902) "was a gifted draftsman, but he realized that it make little sense to spend time drawing features that the camera could record. So he had the brilliant idea of adding the finer details by hand at the telescope. The resulting maps of selected craters were not equalled until the U.S. Air Force began issuing its own series of photobase lunar charts in the 1960s. Krieger published the first volume of his drawings in 1898; it contained twenty-eight plates. Due to overwork, his health broke shortly thereafter, and he died before the contemplated second volume could be issued. His manuscripts were taken over by Rudolf K├Ânig, and the remaining drawings were finally published in 1912." (William Ashworth, Jr, The face of the moon, Galileo to Apollo, n 27). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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