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Auction 116, Lot 180

"Report of a Geological Exploration of Part of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois…", U.S. Government

Subject: Midwestern United States, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois

Period: 1844 (published)

Publication: Sen 407, 28th Cong. 1st Sess.

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 9 inches
14 x 22.9 cm
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This interesting report includes eight maps, charts and views. There are two hand-colored geological charts, "Geological Chart of Part of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois" (17.7 x 22.9") and "Geological Section from the Mouth of the Rock River through the Blue Mounds to the Wisconsin River" (11 x 18.3") both by David Dale Owen. There is also an uncolored magnetic chart (11.3 x 11.3"). Text is illustrated with plates of fossils and views depicting limestone strata. Now housed in modern archival paper covers with a handwritten label.


Condition: A

Maps and contents very good. No covers, signatures stitched and tight.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/20/2006