Various Atlas of Mercury, bound volume
Lot 167
MARINER X. DAVIES, MERTON E., AND OTHERS. Atlas of Mercury. [Washington, DC?]: Office of Space Sciences, NASA, December 1976.
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MARINER X.
DAVIES, MERTON E., AND OTHERS. Atlas of Mercury. [Washington, DC?]: Office of Space Sciences, NASA, December 1976.
Oblong folio (280 x 340 mm). iv, [1], 19 pp, 100 gelatin silver prints numbered 20-120, [1], 121-127 pp. Punched and in original 12-ring cloth binder. Tear to upper margin of title, holes slightly ragged, binder lightly rubbed.
Provenance: Merton E. Davies.

"Of all the firsts, undoubtedly the outstanding achievement of the Mariner 10 mission was the spectacular unveiling of the planet Mercury.... Using a narrow-angle television camera, it could take only postage-stamp-size pictures of the surface. But it could flash them back to Earth with such rapidity that it was possible to map the entire lighted portion of the planet with excellent resolution" (Robert S. Kraemer, introduction). Believed to be one of only 250 copies printed.
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