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Robert Hooke, Micrographia


Robert Hooke (1635-1703)
Micrographia, London, 1665
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magl. 1.5.187, pl. 2, p. 241

This is the first representation of a limited area on the Moon's surface: the crater known as Hipparchus, which Hooke portrayed in an admirably realistic manner, pointing up the limits of earlier cartography.