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Map of the Moon by Hugh Percy Wilkins

Created: 05.06.13

This rarely-seen map of the Moon was hand-drawn in 1952 by the engineer and amateur astronomer Hugh Percival Wilkins (1896–1960). Combining artistry with scientific precision, Wilkins’ detailed map reveals the rugged terrain of our celestial neighbour. Maps like these were used in the 1960s to select the landing sites for NASA’s Apollo missions.


  • Name
  • Artist / Maker
  • Date made
  • ID
  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.22
    Section 20

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 20. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.23
    Section 21

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 21. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.24
    Section 22

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 22. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.18
    Section 16

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 16. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.19
    Section 18

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 18. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.20
    Section 19

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 19. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.21
    Section 20

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 20. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.15
    Section 13

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 13. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.17
    Section 15

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 15. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.16
    Section 14

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 14. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.27
    Section 25

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 25. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.26
    Section 24

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 24. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.25
    Section 23

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 23. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.4
    Section 2

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 2. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.1
    [title page]

    Title page for Wilkins' map of the moon. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression. Includes key, graphic index and account of sources.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.2
    Index to formations in the 300 inch lunar map

    Index to formations in the 300 inch lunar map, compiled by Patrick Moore. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.3
    Section 1

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: Section 1. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.9
    Section 7

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 7. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.10
    Section 8

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 8. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.7
    Section 5

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 5. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    ZBA4573.14
    Section 12

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 12. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.