Lalande's Moon map, 1772

Lalande's Moon map, 1772

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lalande's Moon map. Map of the Moon published in 1772 by the French astronomer Joseph Jerome de Lalande (1732-1807). This map charts the Moon's geographical features using a naming system created by Riccioli, where the craters and other features are named after famous scientists and people.

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