"Geological Map of the Eastern Half of the State of Iowa by Legislative Authority", Hall, James
Subject: Iowa, Geology
Period: 1857 (dated)
Publication: Report of the Geological Survey of the State of Iowa
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 23.1 inches
50.5 x 58.7 cm
This attractive geological map of the eastern portion of the state was issued in "Report of the Geological Survey of the State of Iowa" by James Hall, J.D. Whitney, and A.H. Worthen. The map is color-coded to present 10 different geological structures including coal, limestone, sandstone and shale. The underlying base map reveals additional details including the expanding railroad network, wagon roads, cities and towns, and county boundaries. Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp in New York.
References: Marcou & Marcou #455.
Issued folding with a 7" binding tear at left that has been closed on verso with archival tape. There are several tiny splits at fold intersections with minute loss near Grundy County.