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Auction 168, Lot 148

Features A Number of Maps of Southern California

"[Lot of 31 - U.S.D.A. Soil Maps]", U.S.D.A.

Subject: United States

Period: 1901 (published)


Color: Printed Color

6 x 9.3 inches
15.2 x 23.6 cm

Housed in a brown cloth case with original string ties and gilt tilting, this complete set contains 31 large folding maps from the 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 Cobb County (near Atlanta), GA., Boise, ID., and Ventura, CA. The full list of maps include:

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.


Condition: B+

The maps are very good to near fine with attractive, bright coloring. There is occasional light toning and/or color offsetting. The cloth case has only minimal shelf wear.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 6/6/2018