Pergamon Moon Globe. Oxford, London, New York and Paris: [produced by Paul Räth Verlag, Leipzig for] Pergamon Press, [c.1963].
Diameter 13 inches (330 mm). Scale 1:10,400,000. Mounted within metal meridian ring and on wood stand.
Based on the photography of Luna-3, the first space probe to photograph another planetary body, and the source of our first sight of the far side of the Moon. 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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