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Auction 190, Lot 245

"[Map with Book] Geological Map of Texas [with] Review of the Geology of Texas",

Subject: Texas

Period: 1916 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

33.8 x 32 inches
85.9 x 81.3 cm
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Large, detailed and very colorful map locates seventeen different geological types through the use of color and pattern. The map is likely a compilation of earlier publications on the geology of Texas. Prepared by J.A. Udden, C.L. Baker and Emil Bose of the University of Texas. An extensive legend explains each geological type. Very interesting vertical sections show in detail the various geological compositions beneath the surface at four locations: Northern Trans-Pecos, Southern Trans-Pecos, Llano Estacado, and Central and Coastal Plains. A handsome map of the state with fine coloring.

The map is accompanied by the 164-page report which includes the folding map, two plates (one in color), and several illustrations within the text. Octavo, hardbound in olive-colored cloth boards.


Condition: B+

A colorful example on a clean sheet with faint toning along the folds and several small splits at the fold junctions. A fold separation at bottom that extends 1.5" into the image has been closed on verso with archival tape. Report text has a hint of pleasant light toning. Covers have light wear and minor soiling.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $900

Closed on 11/16/2022