2nd June 2019
The Map House unveils new exhibition in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

From the 21 June – 21 August 2019 The Map House will present The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 -1969, a new exhibition exploring 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond.

Coinciding with the 50 year anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing this July, The Map House presents a new exhibition,The Mapping of the Moon: 1669-1969 (21 June – 21 August), exploring 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond.

The Map House is the world’s oldest antiquarian map seller with over 100 years experience in the field of cartography and a leading dealer of fine original antique maps, globes and prints.

Highlights from the exhibition include signed memorabilia by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell, alongside space race ephemera from international corporations marking the lunar landing. Also on display will be an exciting range of maps, globes, light boxes, star charts and 3D models dated from 1660s onwards. Each will illustrate mankind’s fascination with the night sky, and celebrate the first moon landing that captured the imaginations of millions of people across the globe.

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Image Credit: Lunar Exploration Expo, Ed Hopley. Courtesy of The Map House.