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Lot #8093
Denoyer-Geppert Lunar Globe

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Interesting 16″ diameter 'visual-relief' lunar globe produced by Denoyer-Geppert in 1969, featuring twelve printed gores showing the cartography of the moon's surface. The globe features a brass horizon band with scale from 0-360 degrees, and a transparent plastic vertical band with scale from 0-180 degrees. Set upon a metal base with faux walnut finish, bearing an affixed tag that reads: "Visual-Relief Lunar Globe, Cartocraft Edition 1969, Diameter 16″, Scale 1:8,533,150, Data: National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Artwork: Lowell Observatory and USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, Published by Denoyer-Geppert Company, Made in USA, Model No. 40702, Chicago 60640." In fine condition, with light bands of vertical toning. To commemorate the 1969 Apollo 10 lunar mission, NASA contracted with Denoyer-Geppert to design and build the first complete lunar globe using the Apollo 10 film footage and photographs of the far side of the moon. This globe pre-dates any lunar landings, as later editions identified the landing sites of Apollo 11 through Apollo 16—this example shows none.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
  • Dates: #559 - Ended June 20, 2019