1715: Wm. Derham Astro-Theology…Being & Attributes of God from a Survey of the Heavens.An example of books of this period based on the supposition that the heavens declare the glory of God. Includes derivative lunar map.
1775: T Mayer: The first accurate lunar map, being based on measurements of crater positions, and drafted by a skilled cartographer. First? map gridded with latitude and longitude lines.
1787: W Herschel: “An Account of three volcanos in the Moon“. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Most famous report of putative eruptions on the Moon.
1789: Russell: Construction of the first? globe of the Moon.
|1791, 1802: JH Schroter: Selenotopographical Fragments - The first detailed study of the Moon, by a German lawyer and fanatical observer; unfortunately he was a somewhat poor draftsman and differences in his drawings of the same crater led him to believe that changes were common on the Moon.|