Topographic map of the Moon
Three languages in the three language variants of the Swiss World Atlas (German, French, Italian)
Projection: Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection
Cartographer: Stephan Wondrak
Publisher: Institut für Kartografie und Geoinformation, ETH Zürich,
Atlas Editor: Lorenz Hurni
Cartographer: Kenneth Field
Scale: 1: 20M, printed, 1:73-1:4M digital
Equidistant Cylindrical Projection
Feature: customizable topographic color ranges
1973 The Red Planet
2012: Destination Mars
Map of Mars. Photographed at National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
Shaded relief map plus topographic map (green to yellow-brown colors)
Lambert azimuthal equal area projection.
Publisher. National Geographic Society
Editor: Matthew W. Chwastyk. Text: Jeremy Berlin. Map edit: Gus Platis. Research: Taryn Salinas. Typeface: Charles Ernest Riddiford
(c) National Geographic Partners
Map of Mars on the National Geography website
Venus, batik on silk, 112” x 37”
Displayed: Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C..
Slice of Mars, batik on silk, 116.75” x 35”
Artist: Mary Edna Fraser
Exhibited at ICC2017, Washington DC
Third edition, February 2016
Two sheets: albedo (photomosaic) and DTM (colored hillshade)
Dataset: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera photomosaic / GLD100 DTM
Second edition, 1979
Publisher: U.S. Defense Mapping Agency
1st Edition, March 1970
Prepared by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, United States Air Force, under the direction of the Department of Defense.
Price: 50 cents
Size: 26 x 38 in
LPC-1 was mosaicked from three 1:5M LMP-series charts (Lunar Earth Side, Far Side, Polar Charts).
“A special NASA edition of LPC-1 was issued in August 1970 in support of the 14th IAU General Assembly. Overprinted in purple were unofficial IAU names proposed by the IAU Lunar Nomenclature Committee. This special edition was printed in limited quantities and only file copies remain in existence.” (Source)
This edition contained the English names of major features that were removed in the next edition. It did not contain any landing sites yet. LPC-1 did not display any NASA logos.
(Images from the map collection of Stanford University)
Fun fact: This map shown above, sold for $16,100, was signed by a member from each Apollo crew that either flew to or landed on the Moon during missions that occurred between 1969 to 1972, the last year of the manned lunar program.
To represent their lunar orbit or lunar fly-by mission, the chart has been signed and inscribed by Stafford and Haise with: “Tom Stafford, Apollo X CDR [Commander]” and “Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP [Lunar Module Pilot]”, along white bottom border. Lunar landing crew members have each marked their landing area then signed and inscribed with: “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI LMP; Alan Bean, Apollo XII LMP; Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 LMP; Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR; Charles M. Duke, Jr., Apollo 16 LMP”; and “Gene Cernan, Apollo 17 CDR”. (Source)
Artist-cartographer: Jennifer Grier
Title: Spiral Moon
Material, method: 1/4″ paper strips of 4 grey shades rolled into small circles, quilling
On display: DPS/EPSC 2016, Pasadena, CA
Awards: Little Circles 3RD Annual Quilling Contest, 2nd place
More information on how it was created
This quilled Moon is the work of lunar scientist – author – artist Jennifer Grier. The background is an actual photograph. In this work, Grier balanced scientific accuracy with design and artistic needs “to evoke the Moon in more of an emotional fashion.”
Different shades are used to represent (from dark to bright) maria, mixed areas, the highlands, and rayed craters.
Images from J. Grier’s blog, used with permission.