Controlled Color Mosaic Mars series (DRL)

Scale: 1:700k

Date: 2016

MC-11E quadrangle.

This mapping effort supports ExoMars landing site selection

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Source: Katja Schulz: Topographische Karten der Mars-Region MC-11-E ‒ erstellt auf Basis eines HRSC-Orthofotomosaiks der Mission Mars Express, AGIT – Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik, 3-2017. Image: HRSC (ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)


Lohrmann’s Map of the Moon

Cartographer: Wilhelm Lohrmann

Title: Topographie der sichtbaren Mondoberflaeche (Topography of the Visible Lunar Surface) Dresden: Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1824.

25 sheets, hachure relief visualization and multiple gray shadings for albedo

1824 4 sheets

Size  227 × 227 mm

1878 Full atlas published by Julius Schmidt, reissued in  1892  Mondkarte in 25 Sectionen und 2 Erlauterungstafeln / Herausgegeben von Dr. J.F.Julius Schmidt. — Leipzig: Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth (Arthur Meiner),1878/92.


“Lohrmann was a professional cartographer and surveyor who undertook a lunar map based on his own micrometric measurements. Using a small Fraunhofer refractor, he determined the exact position of a number of control points on the moon, from which the positions of all other lunar features could be determined. He divided his map into 25 sections, and in 1824 he published the first four of these sections, along with an explanation of his methods. Although he worked for sixteen more years, and finished drawing all the sections, Lohrmann never did publish the remainder of the atlas. Fortunately, his great successor Julius Schmidt undertook to have the drawings engraved, and the complete Lohrmann atlas finally saw the light in 1878” (Source)


Image source

Full atlas available here



AMS Topographic Lunar Map (1962-63)

Contour interval 1000 meters

Modified stereographic projection

Prepared by the Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., Compiled in 1963 by stereo-photogrammetric methods, from photography by Paris, McDonald, Mt. WIlson, Yerkes, Pic du Midi Observatories and other base sources. Names generally derived from and referred to “Named Lunar Formations” (1935) by M. Blagg and K. Müller.

Includes complete lunar names listing on the back.


“Small eminences are shown by lower case Greek letters, and small depressions (craters, valleys) by capital Roman letters. Rills are shown by Roman numbers.”

Size: 52 inch




Series Gradient Tint Printing:


Series Shaded relief

1:2,5M, 1962., Mare Nectaris-Mare Imbrium map sheet


Series “Preliminary printing“,

1:250k 1961, several sheets


(Photos from the Map collection of Stanford University)

Geomorphological Map of Mars


Moscow 1978-1981
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

Venera radar mosaic map series (1988)

27 listov fotokarty Venery.
Map series of Venus based on Venera 16 and Venera 17 observations
Boxed folded edition and sheet map edition

Using Venera-15, -16 radar images of the Northern part of Venus
GUGK 1987, Full edition 1988

See also: Atlas of Venus



Maps provided courtesy of the USGS Flagstaff Library.


Alternative photos

Children’s Multilingual Planetary Maps

Map of MarsTitanVenus, Europa, Io, the Moon in Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Projection. 

Editor: Henrik Hargitai (Eötvös L. University, Budapest)

Graphic artists: András Baranyai, Csilla Gévai, László Herbszt, Csilla Kőszeghy, Panka Pásztohy and Dóri Sirály.

Technical review, English edition: Jim Zimbelman (Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum)

Supporters: Europlanet 2012 Outreach Funding Scheme, Paris Observatory, International Cartographic Association Commission on Planetary Cartography

The first editions of the map sheets were Published by Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest in 2014.


Local editions

French edition: Thierry Feuillet (Laboratoire LETG-Nantes-Géolittomer, UMR 6554, CNRS, France)

German edition: Tamás Mikes.

Hungarian edition: Henrik Hargitai (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest)

Italian edition: Lucia Marinangeli (Universita’ d’Annunzio, Chieti)

Polish edition: Krzysztof Dębniak (Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław, Poland), copy editors: Marcin Ból, Jakub Dębniak, Dominika Skiba (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Portuguese edition: Teresa Barata (Center of Geophsysics of University of Coimbra)

Romani edition: Melinda Vajda, Balázs Farkas, Melinda Rézműves

Romanian edition: Alexandru Szakács (Universitatea Sapientia, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Russian edition: Жанна Родионова, Государственный астрономический институт им. П. К. Штернберга Московского государственного университета им. М. В. Ломоносова, Владимир Сурдин, Государственный астрономический институт им. П. К. Штернберга Московского государственного университета им. М. В. Ломоносова

Spanish edition: Iván López (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos).


The Russian version of the series exhibited next to the MIR Space Station at Zvyozdny gorodok during the Exhibit devoted to the 45-year anniversary of the Lunokhod-1, in 2015. Source: MExLab, MIIGAiK.