Atlas photographique de la Lune
Maurice Lœwy & Pierre Puiseux
EPUB3 for iPad
Atlas photographique de la Lune, considered the ultimate achievement of nineteenth century astronomical photography, is digitally showcased for the first time. The atlas is comprised of 71 photographs that together map the moon’s surface, and it took 14 years to complete from 1896–1910. Issued in 12 booklets, which are prized by collectors, complete sets are extremely rare.
In this digital rendering of all 12 booklets, each photograph is accompanied by a semi-transparent overlay on which Lœwy and Puiseux mapped the craters and rocky peaks that mark the moon’s surface, and these are now available at the tap of a finger.
Accompanying the digital edition is an introduction by Quentin Bajac, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.