Parley’s map of Mars

Source: Peter Parley (pseud.): Tales about the sun, moon, and stars.  1830s

Special projection is used. According to Parley, “The whole of the preceding figures are exhibited together, in a device ingeniously contrived by Sir William Herschel; thus serving to display, as in one map, all the permanent figures round the equator of the globe of Mars.”


Courtesy of EA Whitaker

See also


Geomorphological Map of Mars


Moscow 1981
Ministry of Geology of the USSR
All Union Scientific Research Institute of Geology of Foreign Countries Vniizarubezhegeologia

Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the USSR
Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov, Geological Faculty

Compiled by: NV Makarova, YaG Kats, VV Kozlov, ED Soulidi-Kondratiev, VL Avdeyev, AM Nikishin, TP Onufriyuk, GM Simonova
Edited by: YaG Kats, YuYa Kuznetsov, VE Khain
Based on data of cosmic surveys made by AIS Mars, Mariner and Viking
Polar stereographic and Mercator projection


Digitally mosaicked map


Maps provided courtesy of the USGS Flagstaff Library