Almagestum Novum, title page
Riccioli, Giovanni Battista, 1598-1671
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.
Page image from bound volume which has the following bibliographic description: 1 volume in 2. : illustrations, maps (2 folding), plates, diagrams, tables ; 37 cm
Astronomy--Early works to 1800