This rarely-seen map of the Moon originates from a 300-inch hand-drawn map produced by the engineer and amateur astronomer Hugh Percival Wilkins (1896–1960). Acquired by the Museum in 2006, Wilkins’s Map of the Moon is reproducedfaithfully in this hardback volume. A beautiful record of astronomical history, now available for all.
Combining artistry with scientific precision, Wilkins’s detailed map reveals the rugged terrain of our celestial neighbour
First published in 1946 as a 100-inch reproduction, Wilkins continued to revise and expand his observations and produced this third edition in 1951
Comprised of 25 sheets, it was subsequently used by amateur and professional astronomers, and was even purchased by NASA
With an introduction by Dr Megan Barford, Curator of Cartography at Royal Museums Greenwich
Author/illustrator: H. P. Wilkins (with contributions by Dr Megan Barford)
Hardback: 120 pages, 100 full page illustrations
Published by: Royal Museums Greenwich (22/07/2019)
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