Auction 97, Lot 137

"Geological Map of the United States", Hitchcock, Charles Henry

Subject: United States

Period: 1873 (dated)

Publication: Statistical Atlas of the United States…Ninth Census, 1870

Color: Printed Color

33.2 x 21.2 inches
84.3 x 53.8 cm

Compiled by Hitchcock and W.P. Blake, accompanying the report of R.W. Raymond, U.S. Commissioner of Mining Statistics. Printed in full color. A table lower left provides an explanatory key to the colors used to indicate the geological formations. It is a colorful and carefully drawn map showing considerable geographical detail as well as its geological information. A legend shows identifying marks for railroads, military and wagon roads, canals, army arsenals and forts, etc.


Condition: B

Great color and strong, bold impression. Backed with Japanese tissue to repair splits. A tiny (1/16") area of loss in Nevada. A very good example of this large and colorful map.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2001