Auction 162, Lot 136

"Geologische Karte der Vereinicten Staaten und Britischen Provinzen von Nord_Amerika", Marcou, Jules

Subject: United States

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen

Color: Hand Color

15 x 9.5 inches
38.1 x 24.1 cm

This colorful geological map focuses on the United States, but also includes a good portion of Canada and the Baja. It identifies twelve different geological types by color. This updated German edition presents much of the same information as Marcou's original 1853 map but extends geological coverage to the Pacific and eliminates the geological profile across the top. The copper trap previously shown in the Wind River Mountains is not depicted here. An uncommon edition of Marcou's scarce map published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen.

References: Marcou #48.

Condition: B+

Bold color with just a few faint spots of foxing and a short edge tear at right that just enters the map border that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $130

Closed on 4/26/2017