Incredible, Photographic Lunar Atlas, commissioned by the United States Air Force, which consists of 230 photographs of the moon taken from five different observatories. The photographs were taken at a scale of 100 inches to the lunar diameter (1 inch = 21.6 miles). South is oriented at the top of each plate, as is customary in astronomical photography. The plates are loose sheets housed in a red-cloth covered box. Edited by G. P. Kuiper and published by the University of Chicago Press. Plates are in overall fine condition. Box rates good with separated edges to cover and tape repairs to bottom as well as wear to the cloth. RR Auction COA.
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