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Auction 184, Lot 165

"Gray's Atlas Map of the United States Showing the Principal Geological Formations", Hitchcock, Charles Henry

Subject: United States, Geology

Period: 1874 (circa)

Publication: Gray's Atlas of the United States...

Color: Hand Color

26.5 x 16.2 inches
67.3 x 41.1 cm
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This atlas map was drawn by Charles Henry Hitchcock, whose first geological map of the United States was completed in 1872. It presents remarkable geological detail with a color-coded legend identifying six different geological types including Eozoic, Paleozoic, Coal Measures, Mesozoic, Conozoic, and Volcanic. Geographic features include major mountains, cities, rivers, and a few major cities.


Condition: A

A colorful example with light toning along the sheet edges and a couple of short edge tears confined to the blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/15/2021