Ibn al-Haytham on Selenographia Book Cover

1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions
London, United Kingdom

Ibn al-Haytham, Latinised Alhasen or Alhazen, appears on the cover image of Selenographia, 1647.

The Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius chose to honour both Galileo and Ibn al-Haytham, crediting the latter as a pioneer of the rational scientific method in his masterwork Selenographia. Published in 1647, the book was the first to chart the Moon's surface as seen through a telescope.


  • Title: Ibn al-Haytham on Selenographia Book Cover
  • Type: Hevelius's Selenographia Book Cover
  • Original Source: Selenographia Book Cover

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