Auction 136, Lot 327

"Topographic Map of Long Island, New York [with report] The Geology of Long Island", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: Long Island, New York

Period: 1913 (dated)

Publication: The Geology of Long Island

Color: Printed Color

61.2 x 25.4 inches
155.4 x 64.5 cm

This is a very large and detailed map with county divisions, roads, cities, towns and railroads. It details the entire island extending to include New York City, Jersey City and most of Staten Island. There is also exceptional detail along the Connecticut shoreline to Bridgeport. The details are quite remarkable and include small villages, dirt roads or trails, railways, and much more of interest. Topography lines, at 20' intervals, are shown in brown, coastal wetlands in blue, and the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound in green. It was lithographed by Julius Bien and is on two joined sheets, as issued. The map rests in original envelope at rear of Myron L. Fuller's report, The Geology of Long Island, published in 1914 as Professional Paper 82 by the Department of the Interior. Softbound in paper, the 231 page report contains scores of line drawings, b&w photographs and smaller maps.


Condition: A

The map is near fine with a few unobtrusive fold intersection splits. The contents of the report are very good, but the rear paper cover is missing, the spine has tears and is missing head and tail, front cover has abrasions across top. Condition code is for the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/1/2011