Cassini’s map of the Moon (1679-1692)

… and its reprints. They can be identified from the heart that is crossed by a Tycho ray.

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Cassini’s moon drawing 1679
Paris, Observatoire de Paris, inv. I.1576

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Source: Memoires de l’Académie Royale des Sciences, 1692.
This is a reproducion of Cassini’s map by Lemonnier, C.P. 1746; Institutions astronomiques, Paris

cassini_1788

Copy of an original in 1788 redrawn Cassini 1692 moon map; published as a single sheet.

Text and image courtesy Ton Lindemann

jearuat

” Figure de la Lune selon Riccioli, par M Jeaurat.”

Courtesy of EA Whitaker

lalander

” Figure de la Lune par M de la Lande, 1772.”

Courtesy of EA Whitaker

 

baj

Courtesy of EA Whitaker

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