Neison’s Moon map

detail of map xxii from The Moon by Edmund Neison

At I’m putting low resolution scans of Edmund Neison’s 22 section Moon map as published in his 1876 book The Moon and the condition and configuration of its surface.

The maps use a ‘hatchure’ technique and have survived photocopying well. The usual South Up convention is used on the maps because of the Newtonian reflector used often in Victorian observatories. The Wikipedia entry for Neison (AKA Neville Nevill) has been edited well from my original draft, itself based on the Royal Astronomical Society obituary. I heard from a grandson of Neison’s on the day of the Venus transit!

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