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Lunar Globe
OXFORD, LONDON, NEW YORK: [PRODUCED BY PAUL RÄTH VERLAG FOR] PERGAMON PRESS, [CA. 1963]
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1,2001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,750 USD
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Lunar Globe
OXFORD, LONDON, NEW YORK: [PRODUCED BY PAUL RÄTH VERLAG FOR] PERGAMON PRESS, [CA. 1963]
Estimate
1,2001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,750 USD
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Lunar Globe
OXFORD, LONDON, NEW YORK: [PRODUCED BY PAUL RÄTH VERLAG FOR] PERGAMON PRESS, [CA. 1963]
A 33 cm diameter lunar globe comprised of twelve paper gores and two polar calottes, 1:10,400,000 scale, mounted within metal half meridian ring on wooden stand.
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Catalogue Note

Based on the photography of Luna 3, the Soviet spacecraft launched in 1959 which was the first space probe to photograph another planetary body, and the first mission to photograph the far side of the moon. Two of the twelve gores remain blank, as photography had not reached that far at the time of publication. The cartouche reads in part: "the map material was prepared by the Central Research Institute of Geodesy, Aerial Photography and Cartography together with the Shternberg State Astronomic Institute of the U.S.S.R.

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