areographer n.

one who maps or studies the planet Mars

  • 1880 Nature 1 Jan. 213/1

    The local indistinctness and confusion that so often puzzle the areographer.

  • 1932 J. Williamson & L. Schwartzman Red Slag of Mars in Wonder Stories Quarterly Spring 397/2 page image Jack Williamson Laurence Schwartzman bibliography

    The scientists included, to name a few of them, John Nisbit, Canadian astronomer, Anido Castelar, Chilean archaeologist…and Paul Rhodes, South African areographer.

  • 1950 T. Sheridan Battle of the Canals in Science Fantasy Summer 59/1 page image

    A whole series of photographs which not only confirmed the drawings of the great French areographer Antoniadi but showed a number of single and even double canals which were also observed visually.

  • 1966 J. Blish Hour Before Earthrise in Worlds of If July 8/2 page image James Blish bibliography

    His eye could already resolve details smaller than fifty kilometers across, so that he could have seen a Sicily or even a Long Island, had Earth’s areographers been whimsical enough to put on on the map of Mars.

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