"The Geology of Nantucket [with] Map of the Island of Nantucket Showing the Distribution of Glacial and Post-Glacial Deposits…", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Subject: Nantucket, Massachusetts
Period: 1889 (published)
Color: Printed Color
6 x 9.2 inches
15.2 x 23.4 cm
This is one of the earliest comprehensive geologic reports of Nantucket, with detail on geologic history, surficial deposits, coastline and beaches. Included in the report are nine plates and a folding map entitled Map of the Island of Nantucket Showing the Distribution of Glacial and Post-Glacial Deposits (10 x 5.5"). The attractive map shows four different geologic units depicting kame and maraine, frontal terrace, post-glacial deposits and swamps. The map was completed by N.S. Shaler. 54 pp. of text enclosed in blue paper wrappers.
Map is near fine with very faint color offsetting. Text and plates are very good with light toning. The spine is perished.