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Historical cartography of the Moon

 

History of lunar cartography

images of the Moon and nomenclature of details


till 1700          from 1701 to 1800          from 1801 to 1900          since 1901


Plutarch's treatise - About the face seen on a disk of the Moon (apprx. 100)


The lunar card of William Gilbert made in 1603 - during a doteleskopichesky era. It is published in 1651.
 

According to the edition: Gilbert, William De mundo nostro sublunari philosophia nova : opus posthumum, 1651

The table of names of the book - "Travel to the Moon". An edition V.G.Surdin, 2009


The drawings of the Moon executed by Galileo Galilei in 1609 and published in "The star bulletin" in 1610.

According to the edition: Galilei, Galileo: Sidereus nunciusVenetiis, 1610

 

Sketches of the Moon from the diary of observations of Galileo Galilei for 1610.

According to the edition: Le opere di Galileo Galilei, v.3, part 2, 950, 1931


In 1609 and 1610, Thomas Harriot made a number of drawings of the telescopic observations of the Moon.


The map of the Moon in the first quarter of Christoph Sheyner published in 1614.

According to the edition: Disquisitiones mathematicae, de controversiis et novitatibus astronomicis : quas sub praesidio Christophori Scheiner ... publice disputandas posuit, propugnavit ... Ioannes Georgius Locher, Ingolstadii, 1614


"The sphere of the World" Giovanni Byankini wrote the work in 1615, and the first edition appeared 1619. The drawing of the Moon from this book.

According to the edition: Biancani, Giuseppe, Sphaera mvndi [mundi], sev cosmographia demonstratiua [demonstrativa]...  1635


The drawings of the Moon of Charles Malapert executed in 1619. Are printed in 1620.

According to the edition: Malapert, Charles Caroli Malapertii ... Oratio habita Duaci dum lectionem mathematicam auspicaretur : in qua de novis Belgici telescopii phoenomenis non iniucunda quaedam academicae disputantur, [1620]


The drawings of the Moon Francesco Fontana executed in 1629 and 1630. Drawings were published in the first volume of the book of Atanasius Kirkher "Great science of light and shade...", in 1646.

According to the edition: Athanasii Kircheri ... Ars magna lucis et umbrae, in decem libros digesta : quibus admirandae lucis et umbrae in mundo, atque adeò universa natura, vires effectusque uti nova, ita varia novorum reconditiorumque speciminum exhibitione, ad varios mortalium usus, panduntur , 1646


The image of the Moon in the first quarter of Hristofor Borja published in 1631.

According to the edition: Borri, Cristoforo: Collecta astronomica ex doctrina p. Christophori Borri ... de tribus caelis, aereo, sydereo, empyreo iussu et studio ... Gregorii de Castelbranco ... : opus sane mathematicum, philosophicum et theologicum sive scripturarium / Ulysipone, 1631


The map of the Moon Antonio Maria Shirley de Rayta Atanasiusa Kirkhera published in 1645 and become a basis of the image of the Moon in the book "The surprising heavenly movement...", 1660.

According to the edition: Rheita, Anton Maria Schyrleus de, Oculus Enoch et Eliae, siue, Radius sidereomysticus pars prima authore ... , 1645  и  Athanasii Kircheri iter extaticum coeleste, 1660


The first detailed map of the Moon, with personalized names of objects, Michael Florent of van Langren. 1645.

According to the edition: Cartographica Helvetica, Vol.11-12 (1995) Page 44. Das "Plenilunium" des Michael Florent van Langren : die erste Mondkarte mit Namenseinträgen


The drawings of the Moon Francesco Fontana executed in 1629, 1630, 1640, 1645 and 1646 and published in his book "Heavenly News, Terrestrial Observations Received and Perhaps Still Not Published". 1646.

According to the edition: Fontana, Francesco  Novae coelestium, terrestriumq[ue] rerum observationes, et fortasse hactenus non vulgatae, 1646


The map of the Moon, the nomenclature of lunar objects and sketch of the Moon in different phases of Jan Hevelius from the book "Selenografiya" published in 1647.

   

According to the edition: Hevelius, Johannes: Johannis Hevelii selenographia sive, Lunae descriptio atque accurata, tam macularum ejus, quam mottum diversorum, aliarumque omnium vicissitudinum, phasiumque, telescopii ope deprehensarum, delineatio in qua simul caeterorum omnium planetarum nativa facies, variaeque observationes ... sub aspectum ponuntur ... Addita est, lentes expoliendi nova ratio ...,  Gedani, 1647


The map of the Moon Evstakhiya Divini printed on the single sheet in 1649. Atanasius Kirkher reproduced it in the first volume of "The underground world" which first edition appeared in 1665. Otto Gerike printed Divini's card in the work about experiments with air in 1672.

According to the edition: Kircher, Athanasius, Mundus subterraneus in XII libros digestus... Tomus I, 1678 и Guericke, Otto von, Ottonis de Guericke Experimenta nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de vacuo spatio, 1672


The map of the Moon and the nomenclature of lunar objects published in Giovanni Richchioli's book "New Almagest" in 1651. Material was prepared together with Francesco Grimaldi.

According to the edition: Riccioli, Giovanni Battista: Almagestum novum astronomiam veterem Tomus 1 / Bononiae, 1651


The map of the Moon Petra Borelli published in 1655.

According to the edition: Borel, Pierre, De vero telescopii inventore : cum brevi omnium conspiciliorum historia : ubi de eorum confectione ac vsu, seu de effect..., 1655


The map of the Moon Cornelia Malvaziya published in 1662.

According to the edition: Malvasia, Cornelio, Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium marchionis Cornelii Malvasiae ...  1662


The "Lunar spots" represented by Jogann Praetorius. From the book of 1663.

According to the edition: Praetorius, Johannes, Eine Astronomische Karte, 1663


The sketch of the site of the Moon executed by Robert Hooke from the book "Micrography". 1665.

According to the edition: Hooke, Robert, Micrographia, 1665


Карты Луны Франсуа Лассера (Черубина Орлеанского) из его книги "Глазная диоптрика", 1671 года.

According to the edition: François Lasséré, La dioptrique oculaire, 1671


Big map of the Moon Giovanni Domenico Cassini 1679. In the next century the card repeatedly was reproduced in editions of other authors.


Map of the Moon George Eymmart. 1696.

According to the edition: Zahn, Johann Specula physico-mathematico-historica notabilium ac mirabilium sciendorum : in qua mundi mirabilis oeconomia, nec non mi..., 1696


Maps of the Moon Jonah Sellera. 1700.

According to the edition: Seller, John Atlas caelestis : containing the systems and theoryes of the planets, the constellations of the starrs, and other phenomina's of the heavens.;Atlas caelestis : containing the systems and theories of the planets, the constellations of the stars, and other phenomena of the heavens, 1700


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