I think of all the -ographies, “selenography” is my favorite.
Enjoy these historical atlases of the moon, the earliest studies of the moon’s surface features (AKA “selenography”). The above were drawn by:
- Michel van Langren (1645)
- Johannes Hevelius (1647)
- Giovanni Cassini (1679)
- Tobias Mayer (1749)
- Richard Andree (1881)
- Henry White Warren (1879)
Previously: Check out Galileo’s watercolor illustrations of the moon, and find out how a few simple sketches realigned the heavens.