Viking pictures of Mars : Set no.1 (Complete: 9 images, Summary sheet and envelope)

By: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Price: £90.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing 1977. Complete set of nine large landscape lithograph images, with summary sheet, original cardboard stiffener and original NASA envelope, NASA stock number 033-000-00691-8. The images measure 64x30.5 cm, and are reproduced on 120g/m (approx) white card, 4 images in colour, 5 in B&W. Produced in 1977 each sheet is an iconic image from the Viking I & II Lander program of 1976. The images and condition of each are as follows: Sheet 1. "First picture from Mars": B&W, clean and bright, very gentle bump to two corners; Sheet 2. "Early morning fog": Colour, light toning, grease marks to corners from previous use of blutac mounting, Light marking to verso; Sheet 3. "Frosty Martian north pole": Colour, light toning, grease marks to corners from previous use of blutac mounting, Light mark to upper corner, Light marking to verso; Sheet 4. "Mars' boulder-strewn Utopia Plain": Colour, light toning, 1 very small grease mark to lower corner, Light marking to verso; Sheet 5. "Martian panorama (left side)": B&W, light crease to upper edge, 15mm brown stain, that goes to verso light marking to verso; Sheet 6."Martian panorama (right side)": B&W clean and tidy, light marking to verso; Sheet 7. "Chaotic Martian terrain": B&W clean and tidy no marking; Sheet 8. "Ancient Martian volcano": B&W three old tape marks to top border, tape marks to verso, else clean and tidy; Sheet 9. "Martian Sunset": light toning, light marking to verso. Each sheet has the image title and the NASA logo to lower white border.The image sheets grade as very good, whilst there is some light toning and marking, there are no pin holes or tears. The summary sheet is clean with vertical folded crease and other light reading creases, and grades very good. The original NASA envelope grades as good only, originally untidily opened, with split to top edge, losses to corners, with a tear to open edge, marking and fading to panels. Although faults do not prevent the envelope from housing the sheets adequately. Note we do not use stock images, the sheets pictured are the sheets described. Please note : whilst this set is not heavy, due to the size of package overseas purchasers may be charged additional shipping. Please contact bookseller for exact price. A solid example of this NASA image set. Although individual sheets are available, as a complete set including envelope it is a very scarce and rarely seen item, an opportunity for the space or NASA collector.

Title: Viking pictures of Mars : Set no.1 (Complete: 9 images, Summary sheet and envelope)

Author Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Categories: SF Art and Art Illustrated Books,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Washington DC, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): 1977

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Photographic Image

Seller ID: 004225

Keywords: NASA Viking Mars