Moon map, 1696 artwork

Moon map, 1696 artwork

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moon map, artwork published in Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica (1696), an encyclopedia of science by the German monk and author Johann Zahn (1641-1707). The text is in Latin, and the artworks surrounding the main illustration of the Moon show the Moon's phases, and how the Moon causes solar eclipses (lower right).

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