Auction 101, Lot 178

"A Geological Map of New Jersey", Rogers, Henry Darwin

Subject: New Jersey

Period: 1839 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.8 x 27.5 inches
40.1 x 69.9 cm

A remarkably detailed and colorful map depicting, through legend and hand coloring, twenty different geological formations, plus fine detail of roads, post offices, cities, village, roads, etc. A geological survey of New Jersey was conducted 1835-1839 under the leadership of Rogers, the leading geologist of his time. This map was included with his final report. It is also an excellent economic map with a detailed legend at bottom that identifies churches, mills or manufactory, furnace, forge, glass works, taverns, dwelling houses, etc. Lithographed by Duval in Philadelphia. A remarkable map that rarely comes to market.

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Condition: A

Good impression and strong color. Close trimmed at top and sides, as issued. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/4/2002

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