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Auction 113, Lot 160

"Reconnaissance Map of the United States Showing the Distribution of the Geologic System So Far As Known", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: United States

Period: 1893 (dated)

Publication: Fourteenth Annual Report

Color: Printed Color

28.3 x 17.5 inches
71.9 x 44.5 cm
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A colorful map of the United States with terrific detail of the geology. Color code identifies twelve different geological formations. The Pleistocene regions are further divided into Ice work and Water work areas. Fine detail also of hydrology. The majority of the map has been colored, showing in particular the growth in knowledge of the geology of the western U. S.


Condition: A

Folding as issued. Strong color and impression. A trace of what appears to be color offsetting in blank Gulf of Mexico, still very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/7/2005