Map of the Moon Book

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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 reproduced faithfully 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)
  • Dimensions: 22 x 22cm | 8.7 x 8.7 in

We have many Moon  inspired homewaresclothingbooksprints and gifts. 'The Moon', our new major exhibition is at the National Maritime Museum from 19 July 2019 until 5 January 2020. 

The Moon Exhibition book stack surrounded by a telescope, space shuttle and moon print

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