Auction 133, Lot 265

"Preliminary Geological Map of Ohio Prepared From the notes of the Geological Corps by J.S. Newberry, Chief Geologist", Newberry, J.S.

Subject: Ohio

Period: 1870 (dated)

Publication: Geological Survey of Ohio, 1869

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 13.6 inches
28.7 x 34.5 cm

This early geological map of the state identifies 13 formations with hand coloring keyed to a legend at right. Above the map is a "Section Through Northern Ohio" which uses the same hand coloring to identify the formations in strata. Below the map is the full-width "Section from Cincinnati to Marietta" which also shows the colored strata. A handsome map from the coloring, fancy titling and the delicate banknote-style border. This is only the third map attributed to Newberry.

References: Marcou & Marcou #384.

Condition: B+

Beautiful, near fine example less some light foxing in the area of the upper right margin. Folding as issued with bright, strong color and full margins. A 1" binding tear has been repaired with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/1/2010