Auction 148, Lot 133

"A Geological Map of the United States and Canada", Hitchcock, Edward

Subject: Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1853 (dated)

Publication: Outline of the Geology of the Globe…

Color: Hand Color

24.4 x 16.7 inches
62 x 42.4 cm

Hitchcock's landmark geological map of the United State and southern Canada was published between 1853 and 1856 with no changes. The eastern portion of the map is a compilation of Lyell’s map with the western geology from M. Boue’s Geological Map of the World, modified by the author’s generalizations. The map provides early detail of the geological formations with an explanatory key to the colors indicating fifteen different geological groups. Lithographed by W.O. Sharps Lith., Boston. Published in Outline of the Geology of the Globe, and of the United States in Particular..., by Edward Hitchcock, by Phillips, Sampson & Company.

References: Marcou & Marcou #41.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint color offsetting, a few minor spots, and a binding trim at left with an associated 3" binding tear repaired on verso with archival material.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/19/2014