Tobias Mayer’s maps of the Moon (1748, 1775)

Date : 1748
Title: Lunar eclipse map /  Représentation de l’eclipse partiale de la Lune qui arrivera la nuit du 8 au 9 d’août, 1748 dressée suivant les lois de la vraie projection et accompagné d’un imprimé qui lui servira d’éclaircissement / par T. Maier.
Publisher: Homann.
Cartographer: Mayer JT
Source: ark:/12148/btv1b7710369w
Nomenclature: Riccioli
Language: German, French, Latin
Coordinates: this is the first map showing lat/lon coordinate system (north up)

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Note: some details of the original image, that are not part of this Lunar map, have been edited out

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http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7710369w/f1.zoom.r=.langEN

 

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Mayer, T. 1775: Opera inedita; Gottingae

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