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Auction 153, Lot 309

"Geological Map of South Carolina [bound in] Report on the Geology of South Carolina", Tuomey, Michael

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1848 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 15 inches
46.7 x 38.1 cm

This important map is the first geological map made of South Carolina. It is complete with the original Report on the Geology of South Carolina. The map provides 15 different geologic types shown via coloring and pattern. The legend also locates Iron, Gold, Copper, Lead, Mangaese, Bismuth, Plumbago, and Soapstone. A large and colorful profile shows the region from Charleston through Columbia to Saluda Gap. The report contains numerous engravings in the text plus the folding Map of the Iron Ore and Limestone Region of York and Spartansburgh Districts (11" x 7"), which identifies three types of iron ore and limestone. Octavo, 293 pp., plus appendix and index.

References: Marcou & Marcou #546.

Condition: B

The colorful geological map has scattered foxing and a few small areas of color offsetting. Text and other plates have scattered foxing with one small section of text also containing moderate toning. Modern binding is near fine with just a few surface scratches. A Smithsonian Library withdrawn stamp is located on the title page and the front endpapers.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/20/2015