Iohannes Hevelius, Gedanensis,In patria Urbe Senator meritissimus, et Mathematicus sui aevi Clarissimus. Natus A.1611.d.28.Iun. Den.A.1687.d.28.Ian. ipso die naturitatis.
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 145 x 102mm (5¾ x 4").
Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687), the Polish councillor and mayor of Danzig, he also served as a Pomeranian Voivodeship in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. As an astronomer he gained a reputation as the founder of 'lunar topography' and described ten new constellations.
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