Auction 153, Lot 143

"[Lot of 44 - U.S.D.A. Soil Maps]", U.S.D.A.

Subject: United States

Period: 1902 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

6.3 x 9.4 inches
16 x 23.9 cm

Housed in a maroon cloth case, this complete and very colorful lot of 44 soil maps comes from the Fourth Annual Report of the Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils, under the direction of Milton Whitney. Each of the maps has a legend identifying the various soil profiles which are overlaid on base maps provided by the Geological Survey. In addition to the soil types, the maps depict roads, railroads, cities and towns, county boundaries and topography via contour lines. The maps highlight the soil survey work being done across the entire country including:

Bigflats Sheet, New York.
Lyons Sheet, New York.
Trenton Sheet, New Jersey.
Harrisonburg Sheet, Virginia.
Waynesboro Sheet, Virginia.
Buckingham Sheet, Virginia.
Taylorsville Sheet, North Carolina.
Hickory Sheet, North Carolina.
Mount Mitchell Sheet, North Carolina.
Due West Sheet, South Carolina.
Abbeville Sheet, South Carolina.
Darlington Sheet, South Carolina.
Perry County Sheet, Alabama.
Smedes Sheet, Mississippi.
Bentonia Sheet, Mississippi.
Alvin Sheet, Texas.
Brazoria Sheet, Texas.
Vernon Sheet, Texas.
Toledo Sheet, Ohio.
Columbus Sheet, Ohio.
Union County Sheet, Kentucky.
Posey County Sheet, Indiana.
Tazewell County Sheet, Illinois.
Clinton County Sheet, Illinois.
St. Clair County Sheet, Illinois.
Clay County Sheet, Illinois.
Janesville Sheet, Wisconsin.
Dubuque Sheet, Iowa.
Howell County Sheet, Missouri.
Stuttgart Sheet, Arkansas.
Wichita Sheet, Kansas.
Grand Forks Sheet, North Dakota.
Billings Sheet, Montana.
Alkali Map, Billings Sheet, Montana.
Underground-Water Map, Billings Sheet, Montana.
Lewiston Sheet, Idaho.
Walla Walla Sheet, Washington.
Rockyford Sheet, Colorado.
Las Animas Sheet, Colorado.
Holly Sheet, Colorado.
Yuma Sheet, Arizona.
Alkali Map, Yuma Sheet, Arizona.
Arecibo Sheet, Porto Rico.


Condition: A

Condition code is for the maps which are very good to fine with vivid coloring on clean sheets. Several of the maps have unobtrusive faint to light color offsetting. Slip case is sunned with some mildewing, but does not impact the maps.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/20/2015