the study of the geography or physical features of planets
OED records the broader sense ‘the branch of knowledge that deals with the planets; a treatise on or description of the planets’ from the 1730s.
All the various Boards and Offices and Bureaus concerned with space, astronomy, astrogation and planetography.
Spent a hundred years external time knocking around, till I got a chance to make a comeback. Planetography’s a sort of hobby with me, which is the only reason I come to your parties, Valti, you kettle-bellied old fraud. Tell me, captain, did you ever touch at Procyon?
Got to know enough about it through an elementary planetography.
The physical features of Mote Prime are of some interest, particularly to ecologists concerned with the effects of intelligent life on planetography.
Out beyond, eight parsecs away, was Anacreon, the nearest largest planet… You know its position relative to Terminus and the Galactic core; you've studied its planetography and history.
His programming skills were at least as good as mine, and his planetography intuition was superb.
His knowledge of local planetography was poor—it simply hadn’t been important.
"Doc" Smith, in Astounding
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