Thursday, September 02, 2010

Did you know? Not all maps are of earth.

In 1829 this detailed map made by ML Frankheim was published in Popular Astronomy

Karte des Vollmondes nach Mayer, Schroter und Guithuisen - Popular Astronomy by ML Frankheim, 1829, Braunschweig (SLUB) via Peacay

The mapping of objects other than the earth started well before we were able to actually take photographs of surfaces.

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