Auction 165, Lot 256

Colorful, Large-Scale Maps of Baltimore and Vicinity

"[Lot of 3] Maryland Geological Survey - Baltimore County Atlas",

Subject: Baltimore, Maryland

Period: 1914-25 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
7 x 10.4 inches
17.8 x 26.4 cm

These large maps were issued as the atlas to accompany the text volume for Baltimore County issued in 1929. The maps were a partnership between the Maryland Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey, and present the forests, soil profiles, and geology of the region through a combination of color and texture. The resulting visual information is both informative and attractive. The list of maps include:

A. Map of Baltimore County and Baltimore City Showing the Forest Areas by Commercial Types, dated 1914 (39.8 x 46.4").

B. Map of Baltimore County and Baltimore City Showing the Agricultural Soils, dated 1919 (32.9 x 38.6").

C. Map of Baltimore County and Baltimore City Showing the Geological Formations, dated 1925 (34.4 x 47.9").

The maps are housed in a green cloth clamshell case with gilt title on front cover and spine.

References:

Condition: B+

The maps, issued folding, are clean with vivid colors. There are numerous splits at fold intersections as is common for these large folding maps, and a few other small separations in the blank margins. Clamshell case has light wear.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/15/2017

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