La Mere Crisium

Method Silver Gelatin Photograph
Artist Gabriel Delmotte
Published 12 February 1933
Dimensions Image 99 x 77 mm, Sheet 129 x 89 mm
Notes A fine, small-scale, telescopic photograph of the Sea of Crises in the Moon's Crisium basin.

Inscription on verso in Delmotte's hand reads: La "mare crisium" hier au debut de la soiree. . Si on pouvait avoir ce papier sans grain, on aurait bien, avec la coleur jaune I'lussion del'image telescopique.
Bien Cordialement. Delmott. 12 Février 1933.
This broadly translates as: The Crisium Sea, yesterday early evening. If we had paper without a grain, we would be able to create the illusion of the telescopic image with the colour yellow.
Warm wishes. Delmott. 12 February 1933

Gabriel Delmotte (1876 – 1950) was a French Astronomer and Mayor of Masnières in the Nord department in France. He dedicated his scientific studies to the surface of the moon and authored the 1923 publication on selenography 'Recherches sélénographiques et nouvelle théorie des cirques lunaires'. The Delmotte crater on the moon, just north of the Crisium Sea is named after him.

Condition: Crease to bottom left corner of image and sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £100.00
Stock ID 46629