The Lunarian [Seleno-Graphia--crossed out and re-entered in pencil] Or News from the World in the Moon to the Lunaticks of this World. Wherein are accurately described their Citties, Towns, Countries, & Provinces, with ye Seas, Sinuyes, Lakes, Rivers, Ports, Forts & Castles thereunto belonging: with the manner & means of Travelling [sayling--crossed out] thither through the vast Ocean of Air[e--crossed out], & ye ready Roade to the Citty of Cynthea-polis, the Metropolis of that World: as also the shape, conditions & qualities of ye Inhabitants, with the Manners, Lawes, Religion, Liberties, Properties, Priviledges, [Plottes--crossed out], & Policy of the People now in possession thereof. First discovered by Cornelius van Drebble of Alcmar in Holland, but since more perfectly described [pierced into--crossed out] by ye famous Tudeskin Vertuoso, Lucas Lunarismus of Lunenberge [pseud.], & originally written by the same hand in the Lunick Language: and now transposed out of the Bobelonick meeter into plain English [Coffee Dialect & exposed to ye luminaried of all illuminated Lunaticks by a lover of Light & so forth By the way of Romance--crossed out] Adapted to the humours of our Times qua ad Fabulas Convertuntus.

TitleThe Lunarian [Seleno-Graphia--crossed out and re-entered in pencil] Or News from the World in the Moon to the Lunaticks of this World. Wherein are accurately described their Citties, Towns, Countries, & Provinces, with ye Seas, Sinuyes, Lakes, Rivers, Ports, Forts & Castles thereunto belonging: with the manner & means of Travelling [sayling--crossed out] thither through the vast Ocean of Air[e--crossed out], & ye ready Roade to the Citty of Cynthea-polis, the Metropolis of that World: as also the shape, conditions & qualities of ye Inhabitants, with the Manners, Lawes, Religion, Liberties, Properties, Priviledges, [Plottes--crossed out], & Policy of the People now in possession thereof. First discovered by Cornelius van Drebble of Alcmar in Holland, but since more perfectly described [pierced into--crossed out] by ye famous Tudeskin Vertuoso, Lucas Lunarismus of Lunenberge [pseud.], & originally written by the same hand in the Lunick Language: and now transposed out of the Bobelonick meeter into plain English [Coffee Dialect & exposed to ye luminaried of all illuminated Lunaticks by a lover of Light & so forth By the way of Romance--crossed out] Adapted to the humours of our Times qua ad Fabulas Convertuntus.
Year for Search1600
PaginationMS. 194 pp.
Date Published[17th c]
KeywordsEnglish author
Annotation

The first part is a general satire on human foibles, particularly in England. The second part focuses on religion. Travel is by balloon.

Holding Institutions

L(Ms) Add Ms 11, 812

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[17th c] “The Lunarian [Seleno-Graphia–crossed out and re-entered in pencil] Or News from the World in the Moon to the Lunaticks of this World. Wherein are accurately described their Citties, Towns, Countries, & Provinces, with ye Seas, Sinuyes, Lakes, Rivers, Ports, Forts & Castles thereunto belonging: with the manner & means of Travelling [sayling–crossed out] thither through the vast Ocean of Air[e–crossed out], & ye ready Roade to the Citty of Cynthea-polis, the Metropolis of that World: as also the shape, conditions & qualities of ye Inhabitants, with the Manners, Lawes, Religion, Liberties, Properties, Priviledges, [Plottes–crossed out], & Policy of the People now in possession thereof. First discovered by Cornelius van Drebble of Alcmar in Holland, but since more perfectly described [pierced into–crossed out] by ye famous Tudeskin Vertuoso, Lucas Lunarismus of Lunenberge [pseud.], & originally written by the same hand in the Lunick Language: and now transposed out of the Bobelonick meeter into plain English [Coffee Dialect & exposed to ye luminaried of all illuminated Lunaticks by a lover of Light & so forth By the way of Romance–crossed out] Adapted to the humours of our Times qua ad Fabulas Convertuntus.” 194 pp. L(Ms) Add Ms 11, 812

The first part is a general satire on human foibles, particularly in England. The second part focuses on religion. Travel is by balloon.