Auction 112, Lot 253

"Geological map of the Lake Superior Land District in the State of Michigan", U.S. Government

Subject: Michigan

Period: 1847 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

39 x 25.8 inches
99.1 x 65.5 cm

A striking map showing the geology of Upper Michigan Peninsula, Isle Royale and the north shore of Lake Superior. Indicates copper, iron, silver, marble furnaces, iron forages and active/inactive mines. Prepared by J.W. Foster & J.D. Whitney pursuant to an Act of Congress approved March 1, 1847 entitled an "Act to establish a new land District for the sale of mineral lands in the State of Michigan." Color code explanation upper right.


Condition: B

Fine coloring and dark impression. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Light text offsetting in blank area and a little fold toning. Closed puncture in blank area near legend, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/28/2005