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Auction 145, Lot 243

"A Geological Map of Connecticut [with] Report on the Geology of the State of Connecticut",

Subject: Connecticut

Period: 1842 (published)


Color: Black & White

19.5 x 15.5 inches
49.5 x 39.4 cm
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This early geological map of the State of Connecticut by J.G. Percival is still bound into an extensive 495 pp. report. The map displays geological formations by dotted lines and also shows watershed, cities and town boundaries. The report, which was a result of a $100,000 appropriation by the state's legislature, provides a very detailed account of the geologic structure of the state. Hardbound, 8vo with embossed cloth covered boards and gilt title on spine.


Condition: B

Issued folding, the map has offsetting and minor foxing. A previous owner's stamp on verso shows through at bottom. The text shows more widespread foxing and toning. Contents are internally sound with lightly worn and bumped covers. Library pastedown is present on inside front cover, with the previous owner's signature on the front endpapers.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 6/12/2013