Drawing of Mars and Venus for children (2013)

Published in: Gifford C 2013 Space in 30 Seconds. 30 Super-Stellar Subjects For Cosmic Kids Explained in Half a Minute. Ivy Kids.

Creators: Evans, Melvyn (illustrator), Clive Gifford (author)

These two map-like drawings show the complex surfaces of Mars and Venus, the Venus figure is exceptional in that it is based on a radar composite mosaic and it shows the tectonic faults as a tangled yarn network.


Clark R. Chapman’s maps of Mars



The Strolling Astronomer, 1961 (1-2)

Drawing, made with a 10-inch reflector, 1960.




Chapman’s 1960-61 map of Mars.  Photo source

“The map of Mars was constructed by Clark R. Chapman and based on 60 of his drawings during the 1960-61 apparition of Mars. The drawings were made primarily with his 10-inch reflector between 11-May 19, 1960, and May .., 1961. The positions on the map are based on positions measured from JJ of Mr. Chapman’s drawings. It is placed on a Mercator projection”.

Literature: The Strolling Astronomer, 1962(7-8), p. 168.