Auction 124, Lot 771

"Natural History of New York. Geology of New York. Part IV", Hall, James

Subject: Exploration and Surveys, New York

Period: 1843 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 12 inches
24.1 x 30.5 cm

This large and informative book is the report of the survey for the Fourth Geological District and contains more than 200 illustrations including 19 beautiful lithographic plates at the back of the text. The plates show scenes of the countryside in this part of New York. Bound into the book is the Geological Map of the Middle and Western States ( 32 x 22.5"), a colorful geological map by the eminent American geologist James Hall that blends science and the art of cartography. Twenty-three geological formations are named and identified using hand applied colors. The map covers the region of the United States from its western boundary along the Mississippi River, east to Long Island and the Atlantic. It includes all or parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware, as well as Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario. Lithographed by Endicott of New York. 683 pp. Quarto. Rebound in burgundy cloth with gilt title on spine.


Condition: B+

Map has some uneven toning and scattered, light foxing. There are two edge separations, both reaching just into the image. The rest of the contents have some light to moderate foxing. Covers, spine and binding as new.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/7/2008