incomparabilis: Surface of the Moon, photographed by Apollo 14, February 1971.
At 4°S 15°W, on the east side of Fra Mauro Crater. The Apollo 14 surface mission landed at 3.6°S 17°W, and explored the Fra Mauro Formation, apparently a plain of ejecta from the impact that created the Mare Imbrium, 1200km to the north.
Mauro (Fra is a title: friar), ?-1460, was a cartographer. Around 1450 he combined existing maps, written accounts, and details provided by travellers passing through Venice to produce what is now known as the Fra Mauro Map. Encompassing the Old World (Africa, Asia, and Europe) in unprecedented detail and extent, the map earned Mauro the accolade chosmographus incomparabilis; “the incomparable cosmographer”.
Frame #9575 from Hasselblad magazine P (#69).