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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
    l6061-022
    Section 20

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-023
    Section 21

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-024
    Section 22

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-018
    Section 16

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-019
    Section 17

    One sheet depicting part of a map of the moon: section 17. Printed 3rd edition, 1952 impression.

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-020
    Section 18

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-021
    Section 19

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-015
    Section 13

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-017
    Section 15

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-016
    Section 14

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-027
    Section 25

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-026
    Section 24

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-025
    Section 23

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-004
    Section 2

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-001
    [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
    l6061-002
    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
    l6061-003
    Section 1

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-009
    Section 7

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-010
    Section 8

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-007
    Section 5

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

  • Wilkins, Hugh Percival
    1952
    l6061-014
    Section 12

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