Auction 173, Lot 144


"Geological Map of New Jersey from the State Geological Surveys, of 1868", Cook, George H.

Subject: New Jersey

Period: 1868 (dated)

Publication: State Atlas of New Jersey...

Color: Hand Color

13.9 x 22.1 inches
35.3 x 56.1 cm

This intricately detailed geological map of the state was published in 1872 in Beers, Comstock & Cline's State Atlas of New Jersey. A table of colors at bottom right identifies 21 geologic units. It also names counties, towns and cities, post offices, railroads, rivers, and more. George H. Cook was the Chair of Chemistry and Natural Philosophy at Rutgers when he was appointed Assistant Geologist of New Jersey in 1853. In 1864, he was appointed State Geologist, a position he filled while concurrently serving as Vice President of the State Scientific College at Rutgers. The college's School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is named after him today.


Condition: B+

There is faint toning along the centerfold and sheet edges, minor offsetting, a couple spots of soiling in an unengraved area at left, and remnants of hinge tape on verso. A centerfold separation at left that just enters the neatline has been closed on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 6/5/2019