Auction 146, Lot 202

"Geology and Water Resources of Owens Valley, California", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: Central California

Period: 1906 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.8 x 9.1 inches
14.7 x 23.1 cm

This report by Willis T. Lee discusses the geology and groundwater in this agriculturally rich region of central California. This area was a significant water source for Los Angeles prior to the creation of the aqueduct system. Accompanying the 28 pp. report are five illustrative plates and a small untitled map covering the area from Mono Lake south to Owens Lake, surrounded by the Sierra Nevadas and White Mountains. Numerous rivers and creeks are depicted along with a proposed damn site south of Mono Lake. Folds into salmon colored paper wrappers.


Condition: A

Map is fine while text and plates are very good with light toning and isolated foxing. Library stamp on front cover, which is nearly detached.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/4/2013