Orbiter Consolidated Lunar Atlas
Lot 102
KUIPER, GERARD P., AND OTHERS. 1. Orthographic Atlas of the Moon. St. Louis, MO: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, USAF, June, 1961.
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KUIPER, GERARD P., AND OTHERS.
1. Orthographic Atlas of the Moon. St. Louis, MO: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, USAF, June, 1961. 2 parts in one volume. Oblong folio (460 x 570 mm). v leaves, printed recto only. 2 charts, 29 halftone photographic charts of Selenographic Positions of central fields; chart, 30 halftone photographic charts of Selenographic Positions of limb fields. Punched and bolted as issued in original cloth covers. Plates lightly toned, covers slightly rubbed.
2. Rectified Lunar Atlas. St. Louis, MO: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, USAF, [1963]. Oblong folio (380 x 470 mm). [iv] pp. Numerous halftone plates photographic plates printed recto and verso. Original cloth. Extremities lightly rubbed.
3. Another copy, but the issue published Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1963. Provenance: William K. Hartmann, one of the four editors (ownership inscription).
4. Consolidated Lunar Atlas. [Tucson, AZ]: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1967. 4to (380 x 300 mm). 24 pp. With 228 loose gelatin silver prints, each 10¼ x 13¼ inches (270 x 340 mm). Text in original blue wrappers. Together in original blue cloth case. Case extremities rubbed.
Together, 4 volumes.

A complete run of supplements 1-4 (the last item comprising both numbers 3 and 4) to the 1960 Photographic Lunar Atlas (Kuiper et al., University of Chicago Press, 1960). The 1960 Atlas had halftone reproductions; the Consolidated Lunar Atlas reproduces the same images in high-quality gelatin silver prints. The photographs were taken through the 61-inch NASA Telescope at Catalina Observatory, and the 61-in Astrometric Telescope at the US Naval Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ.
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