Gilbert’s naked eye Moon map

Date of drawing: c. 1600-1603
Publication : 1651 William Gilbert, De Mundo Nostro Sublunari Philosophia Nova, Amstelodami (Amsterdam) (1651; reprint edn, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1965).
The oldest known moon map with the naked eye, drawn around 1600 by Gilbert, but first published in his book from 1651.

Nomenclature: latin, on the map


Image and text courtesy of Ton Lindemann.

Pumfrey, Stephen (2009) Harriot’s maps of the Moon: new interpretations Notes Rec. R. Soc. 20 June 2009 vol. 63 no. 2 163-168
Kopal Z (1969) The Earliest Maps of the Moon. The Moon, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.59-66



Modern annotated version, made by E. A. Whitaker in 1985.

Courtesy of E. A. Whitaker.

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