Auction 110, Lot 136

"Geological Map of the Middle and Western States", Hall, James

Subject: Mid Atlantic and Great Lakes

Period: 1843 (circa)

Publication: Endicott & Co.

Color: Hand Color

Size:
32 x 22.5 inches
81.3 x 57.2 cm

Lovely, colorful geological map by the eminent American geologist James Hall that blends science and the art of cartography. Twenty-two geological formations are named and identified using hand applied colors. The map includes the region of the United States from it's western boundary along the Mississippi River, east to Long Island and the Atlantic. Includes all or parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. Shows lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario. A beautiful example of an early and scarce geological map.

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Condition: A

Fine impression and bright original coloring. Folding, as issued.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/2/2005

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