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Auction 164, Lot 142

Features Maps of Southern California, Phoenix, and Boise

"[Lot of 55 - U.S.D.A. Soil Maps]", U.S.D.A.

Subject: United States

Period: 1900-01 (published)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
6 x 9.5 inches
15.2 x 24.1 cm

Housed in two brown cloth cases with original string ties and gilt tilting, this complete set contains 55 large folding maps from both the 2nd and 3rd 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 Phoenix, AZ., Cobb County (near Atlanta), GA., Boise, ID., and Ventura, CA. The full list of maps include:

2nd Report of the Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils:
Soil Map, Lancaster sheet, Pennsylvania.
Soil Map, Montgomery county, Ohio.
Soil Map, Cecil county, Maryland.
Soil Map, St. Mary county.
Soil Map, Calvert county, Maryland.
Soil Map, Kent county, Maryland.
Soil Map, Clayton sheet, North Carolina.
Soil Map, Princeton sheet, North Carolina.
Soil Map, Kinston sheet, North Carolina.
Soil Map, Newbern sheet, North Carolina.
Soil Map, Ogden sheet, Utah.
Alkali Map, Ogden sheet, Utah.
Underground water map, Ogden sheet, Utah.
Soil Map, Richfield sheet, Utah.
Soil Map, Gunnison sheet, Utah.
Alkali Map, Richfield sheet, Utah.
Alkali Map, Gunnison sheet, Utah.
Soil Map, Tempe sheet, Arizona.
Soil Map, Phoenix sheet, Arizona.
Soil Map, Buckeye sheet, Arizona.
Soil Map, Fresno sheet, California.
Alkali Map, Fresno sheet, California.
Soil Map, Santa Ana sheet, California.
Alkali Map, Santa Ana sheet, California.

3rd Report of the Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils:
Soil Map, Westfield sheet, New York.
Soil Map, Allegan County sheet, Michigan.
Soil Map, Salem sheet, New Jersey.
Soil Map, Lebanon sheet, Pennsylvania.
Soil Map, Prince George County sheet, Maryland.
Soil Map, Harford County sheet, Maryland.
Soil Map, Bedford sheet, Virginia.
Soil Map, Prince Edward sheet, Virginia.
Soil Map, Statesville sheet, North Carolina.
Soil Map, Alamance County sheet, North Carolina.
Soil Map, Cobb County sheet, Georgia.
Soil Map, Covington sheet, Georgia.
Soil Map, Clarksville sheet, Tennessee.
Soil Map, Yazoo sheet, Mississippi.
Soil Map, Mayersville sheet, Mississippi.
Soil Map, Yakima sheet, Washington.
Soil Map, Sunnyside sheet, Washington.
Soil Map, Boise sheet, Idaho.
Soil Map, Caldwell sheet, Idaho.
Alkali Map, Caldwell sheet, Idaho.
Black alkali map, Caldwell sheet, Idaho.
Soil Map, Hanford sheet, California.
Alkali Map, Hanford sheet, California.
Soil Map, Soledad sheet, California.
Soil Map, Salinas sheet, California.
Soil Map, Ventura sheet, California.
Alkali Map, Ventura sheet, California.
Soil Map, San Gabriel sheet, California.
Soil Map, Imperial sheet, California.
Alkali Map, Imperial sheet, California.
Soil Map, Lake Charles sheet, Louisiana.

References:

Condition: B+

The maps are very good to near fine with attractive, bright coloring. There is pleasant light toning and occasional short fold separations. Cloth cases have light surface wear with Harvard ex-library bookplates on an interior panel.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/13/2017

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