Maurice Loewy and Pierre Henri Puiseux’s Atlas Photographique de la Lune (Photographic Atlas of the Moon) is among the 19th century’s most ambitious photographic projects. Loewy and Puiseux’s atlas took some 14 years of observation and more than 6,000 negatives to complete. The 70 photogravure plates are impressive for their scale and beauty, and they remained the most detailed mapping of the moon until the second half of the 20th century.


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Artist
Maurice Loewy, French, born Austria, 1833–1907
Pierre Henri Puiseux, French, 1855–1928
Title
Photographie Lunaire: Albategnius – Hipparque – Hyginus
from Atlas Photographique de la Lune (Photographic Atlas of the Moon)
Date
1894, printed 1894–1900
Medium
Photogravure
Dimensions
Image: 22 3/4 × 18 7/8 in. (57.8 × 47.9 cm) Sheet: 30 1/4 × 23 5/8 in. (76.8 × 60 cm) Tissue Overlay: 25 3/8 × 20 in. (64.5 × 50.8 cm)
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by Michael Zilkha in honor of Al Reinert

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2017.441.A,.B
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

[Vintage Works, Ltd., Chalfont, Pennsylvania]; purchased by MFAH, 2017.