A 1961 landmark study of the Moon made by the U.S. Geological Survey in preparation for the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission. Represents the near side of the Moon on a scale of 1:3,800,000. This spectacular monumentally proportioned map details the physical geography of the moon, noting craters, seas, mountains, and other formations. The work done in compiling this map led Hackman to develop the basis for all future planetary mapping and laid the foundations for photogeology. Author C. Clarke's lunar explorers used this map for their 'Journey by Earthlight' in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Originally prepared by the scientists Robert J. Hackman and Arnold C. Mason in 1960 based on photographs taken at Lick Observatory, San Jose, California. This is the second edition issued in 1961.
The United States Geological Survey (1878 - Present), aka the U.S.G.S., is a scientific agency of the United States government, which was founded in 1879. USGS scientists study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it. The organization has four major science disciplines: biology, geography, geology, and hydrology. It is a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior and is the department's only scientific agency.
Hackman, R. & Mason, A., Engineer Special Study of the Surface of the Moon, 1861 (2nd edition).
Near flawless. Original folds. No damage or discoloration of any sort.
Clarke, A. C., 2001: A Space Odyssey, 'Journey by Earthlight'. Lunar and Planetary Institute, USGS I 351.