Langrenus’ map of the Moon (1645)

Publication Date: 1645
Cartographer: Michael van Langern (Langrenus)
Source: Plenilunii lumina Austriaca Philippica. [By] Michael Florentius van Langren. Copper engraving, 490 x 380 mm, diameter 340 mm. [Brussel 1645.]
Map type: Shade relief (from crescent moon observations) + albedo (from full moon observations) with nomenclature
Size: 34 cm diameter

 

langrenusmoon

39×50 cm, engraving in copper.
Dutch version. Leiden Universiteitsbibliotheek.

 

langrenus_paris

Latin version: Bibliotheque National, Paris, Crawford Library, Edinburgh, San Fernando Library of the Observatory.
Without marginal text: Bibliotheque National et Universitaire, Strassburg

langrenus

37,5×35 cm, copy of drawing, colored: terra=yellow, mare=light blue, craters=dark blue, background=light blue.
Algemee Rijksarchief, Brüssel, Karten-und Planabteilung , Inventar 7911.
Text: “Chaque montagne et isle aura le nom de quelque personne se nomme en cet art et profession de toutes Nations lesquelles il a besoin en ses observations astronomiques et geographiques.”
Resources:

 

 

langrenus-brussels

The Brussels copy, hand colored by EA Whitaker

langrenus-strassbourgcopy1645

The Strassbourg copy. Courtesy EA Whitaker.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s