EXTRA LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART.

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Lot 1115
EXTRA LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART.

Sold for US$ 62,500 inc. premium

The Space History Sale

26 Apr 2012, 13:00 EDT

New York

EXTRA LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART.
Lunar Planning Chart (LOC-2). May, 1971. Color lithographed lunar map in Mercator projection by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (ACIC) of the USAF for NASA. 45 x 42 inches. Scale 1:2,750,000.

EVERY APOLLO LUNAR LANDING SITE MARKED, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY A REPRESENTATIVE CREW MEMBER.
An extraordinary lunar chart inscribed and signed by a member of each Apollo lunar landing crew. The chart covers lunar near side from 40 degrees north and south of the equator and from 50 degrees east and west longitude. This area encompasses of all the Apollo lunar landing sites.
SIGNED by BUZZ ALDRIN, ALAN BEAN, EDGAR MITCHELL, DAVE SCOTT, CHARLES M. DUKE, and GENE CERNAN and BOLDLY INSCRIBED with various details related to their own flights: "A Dream of Mankind Becomes True! The First Lunar Landing, Apollo XI, Tranquility Base, Buzz Aldrin, July 20, 1969;" "Ocean of Storms. Second Lunar Landing. A Pinpont Landing Next to Surveyor III, Alan Bean, Apollo 12; "Fra Mauro Base, Third Lunar Landing, Feb 1971, Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14; "Hadley Base, 4th Lunar Landing, July/Aug '71, Dave Scott, Apollo 15; "Descartes and the Cayley Plains, Fifth Lunar Landing. April 1972, Charles M. Duke, JR. Apollo 16;" "The Valley of Taurus Littrow. Sixth and Final Apollo Landing. December 1972, Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII."
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