Friday, February 26, 2021

Hammond's Our World in Space Atlas (1963)

Our World in Space Atlas is one of the thrift store staples, with copies seemingly everywhere. It is mostly a conventional atlas of the earth's surface and countries. What makes it special is the prequel section "Space : A New Frontier" which reuses the Hammond space images found all though late 50s and early 60s publications. These beautiful space art paintings capture a time when children could dream of exploration.

Our World in Space Atlas : A concise and modern atlas containing new maps of all parts of the world plus a timely section on the exploration of space. Maplewood, N.J. : C.S. Hammond. xvi, 50 pp, 32 cm, 1963.

This last page is especially "cutting edge" for space exploration to come.

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