Almagestum Novum, title page
AuthorRiccioli, Giovanni Battista, 1598-1671
Page image from bound volume which has the following bibliographic description: 1 volume in 2. : illustrations, maps (2 folding), plates, diagrams, tables ; 37 cm
Almagstum novum was one of the earliest published books on astronomy. Riccioli gave names to craters and mountains on the moon. Most of the names are still in use. A competent astronomer and Jesuit priest, Riccoli published his massive New Almagest, a work that treated the efforts of both Copernicus and Kepler but which sought to show that the earth does not move.
Astronomy--Early works to 1800