Engravings of the Moon (Mellan and Gassendi 1637)

Photorealistic engravings of the Moon (1635-37)
23.7 x 17.9 cm engraving by Claude Mellan. This work was commissioned by Pierre Gassendi. The original series consisted of three parts: 1st quarter, 2nd quarter (full Moon), 3rd quarter.
(c) The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960

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Courtesy EA Whitaker.

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