Moon Map by William Gilbert, 1603

Moon Map by William Gilbert, 1603

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Credit: New York Public Library/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


Caption: The only significant map of the moon made before the invention of the telescope, drawn by William Gilbert (1540-1603), physician to Queen Elizabeth I and the discoverer of terrestrial magnetism.

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Keywords: 1600s, 17th century, art, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, british, bw, drawing, english, engraving, gilbert, historic, historical, history, illustration, lunar, map, moon, science, william gilbert

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