Sale 18PH02 | Lot 16

[ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY] RUTHERFURD, LEWIS MORRIS (1816-1892) [The Moon] N.Y. March 6, 1865

Catalogue: Photographs

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Lot 16
[ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY] RUTHERFURD, LEWIS MORRIS (1816-1892) [The Moon] N.Y. March 6, 1865
... Large format albumen print on the black card mount of issue, image 21 7/8 x 16 5/8 inches (555 x 425 mm), signed "Lewis M. Rutherfurd" in the plate. Minor wear, especially to the edges of the mount, some old retouchings, old pencil notations, overall a fine example with rich, beautiful tones.
A remarkable early large-format image of the moon by Rutherfurd, a pioneering astrophotographer, who had abandoned his legal career in 1849 to pursue his astronomical studies.


Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $1,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $1,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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