Auction 162, Lot 142

Features Maps of Los Angeles and New Orleans

"[Lot of 78 - U.S.D.A. Soil Maps]", U.S.D.A.

Subject: United States

Period: 1903 (published)


Color: Printed Color

6.2 x 9.4 inches
15.7 x 23.9 cm

Housed in a brown cloth case with original string ties and gilt tilting, this complete set contains 78 large folding maps from the 5th 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. Of particular interest are two maps featuring Los Angeles (#77 & #78), one of San Jose (#72), and several of Louisiana including New Orleans (#21). The full list of maps include:

1. Soil Map, Amherst sheet, Massachusetts.
2. Soil Map, Springfield sheet, Massachusetts.
3. Soil Map, Syracuse sheet, New York.
4. Soil Map, Babylon sheet, New York.
5. Soil Map, Hempstead sheet, New York.
6. Soil Map, Lockhaven sheet, Pennsylvania.
7. Soil Map, Dover sheet, Delaware.
8. Soil Map, Worchester sheet, Maryland.
9. Soil Map, Leesburg sheet, Virginia.
10. Soil Map, Norfolk sheet, Virginia.
11. Soil Map, Craven sheet, North Carolina.
12. Soil Map, Asheville sheet, North Carolina.
13. Soil Map, Campobello sheet, South Carolina.
14. Soil Map, Fort Valley sheet, Georgia.
15. Soil Map, Gadsden County sheet, Florida.
16. Soil Map, Fort Payne sheet, Alabama.
17. Soil Map, Huntsville sheet, Alabama.
18. Soil Map, Mobile sheet, Alabama.
19. Soil Map, McNeill sheet, Mississippi.
20. Soil Map, Ouachita Parish sheet, Louisiana.
21. Soil Map, New Orleans sheet, Louisiana.
22. Soil Map, Acadia Parish sheet, Louisiana.
23. Soil Map, Nacogdoches sheet, Texas.
24. Soil Map, Lufkin sheet, Texas.
25. Soil Map, Woodville sheet, Texas.
26. Soil Map, Jacksonville sheet, Texas.
27. Soil Map, Paris sheet, Texas.
28. Soil Map, Miller County sheet, Arkansas.
29. Soil Map, Pikeville sheet, Tennessee.
30. Soil Map, Davidson County sheet, Tennessee.
31. Soil Map, Scott County sheet, Kentucky.
32. Soil Map, Mason County sheet, Kentucky.
33. Soil Map, Ashtabula sheet, Ohio.
34. Soil Map, Pontiac sheet, Michigan.
35. Soil Map, Madison County sheet, Indiana.
36. Soil Map, Sangamon County sheet, Illinois.
37. Soil Map, Johnson County sheet, Illinois.
38. Soil Map, Knox County sheet, Illinois.
39. Soil Map, Winnebago County sheet, Illinois.
40. Soil Map, McLean County sheet, Illinois.
41. Soil Map, Virouqua sheet, Wisconsin.
42. Soil Map, Marshall sheet, Minnesota.
43. Soil Map, Story County sheet, Iowa.
44. Soil Map, Cerro Gordo County sheet, Iowa.
45. Soil Map, Shelby County sheet, Missouri.
46. Soil Map, Parsons sheet, Kansas.
47. Soil Map, Russell sheet, Kansas.
48. Soil Map, Grand Island sheet, Nebraska.
49. Soil Map, Stanton sheet, Nebraska.
50. Soil Map, Brookings sheet, South Dakota.
51. Soil Map, Fargo sheet, North Dakota.
52. Soil Map, Jamestown sheet, North Dakota.
53. Soil Map, Blackfoot sheet, Idaho.
54. Soil Map, Idaho Falls sheet, Idaho.
55. Soil Map, Solomonsville sheet, Arizona.
56. Soil Map, Laramie sheet, Wyoming.
57. Alkali Map, Laramie sheet, Wyoming.
58. Underground water map, Laramie map, Wyoming.
59. Soil Map, San Luis Valley sheet, Colorado.
60. Alkali Map, San Luis Valley sheet, Colorado.
61. Soil Map, Provo sheet, Utah.
62. Soil Map, Goshen sheet, Utah.
63. Alkali Map, Provo sheet, Utah.
64. Alkali Map, Goshen sheet, Utah.
65. Underground water map, Provo map, Utah.
66. Underground water map, Goshen map, Utah.
67. Soil Map, Baker City sheet, Oregon.
68. Alkali Map, Baker City sheet, Oregon.
69. Black alkali map, Baker City sheet, Oregon.
70. Underground water map, Baker City sheet, Oregon.
71. Soil Map, Salem sheet, Oregon.
72. Soil Map, San Jose sheet, California.
73. Soil Map, Imperial sheet, California.
74. Alkali Map, Imperial sheet, California.
75. Soil Map, Indio sheet, California.
76. Alkali Map, Indio sheet, California.
77. Soil Map, Los Angeles sheet, California.
78. Alkali Map, Los Angeles sheet, California.


Condition: B+

The maps are very good to near fine with attractive, bright coloring. There is pleasant light toning and occasional short fold separations (including the two of Los Angeles). Cloth case has light surface wear with a Harvard ex-library bookplate with deaccession stamp on an interior panel.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 4/26/2017