"Geological Map of Mississippi", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1855 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
13.1 x 16.1 inches
33.3 x 40.9 cm
This handsome map of the state was compiled by Eugene Hilgard and originally published in Report on the Geology and Agriculture of the State of Mississippi in 1860. It was published only a few years after Lewis Harper's important Geological Chart of Mississippi, but is different in its detail and presentation. The chromolithograph contains a key identifying 14 different geologic types found in the state, and includes additional detail concerning railroads, common roads, towns and villages. Produced by J.H. Colton in New York.
References: Marcou & Marcou #575.
Issued folding with light toning.