Auction 119, Lot 42

"Outline of the Geology of the Globe", Hitchcock, Edward

Subject: World

Period: 1853 (dated)

Publication: Outline of the Geology of the Globe and of the United States in Particular

Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 18.5 inches
59.2 x 47 cm

This interesting thematic map illustrates the geology of the world with a color key identifying 6 different types of geologic formations. Along the bottom is a chart of the world's mountain ranges, also color-coded, which graphically depicts the volcanoes. An inset shows the "supposed Antarctic Continent," and another depicts the comparative heights of continents & culminating points of mountains. Hitchcock was an eminent professor of chemistry and natural history at Amherst College and was selected in 1830 to conduct a general survey of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and published the first major American geological work.


Condition: A

Folding, as issued with a few unobtrusive spots, overall very good.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $650

Closed on 5/9/2007