Early map of the Moon, 1772

Early map of the Moon, 1772

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Map of the Moon, by De La Lande, in 1772. This early French engraving of the Moon charts its geographical features using the system created by Giovanni Riccioli (1598-1671), which has features named after famous scientists and people.

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Keywords: 1700s, 1772, 18th century, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, chart, de la lande, giovanni riccioli, historical, history, illustration, lunar, map, moon, night sky, phases, solar system, space

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