Auction 151, Lot 251

"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)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 colored 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.

References:

Condition: B+

Map is very good with some light color offsetting. Text and plates are very good to near fine with a few occasional spots. The covers are lightly stained with an old library stamp on front cover and a small portion of the back cover replaced with matched paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/19/2014

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