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Maclure, William
Title Page: Observations on …
1809
Geology Book
Authors Maclure, William
Full Title (Title Page to) Observations on the Geology of the United States, explanatory of a Geological Map. By William Maclure. Read January 20th, 1809. (In) Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for promoting Useful Knowledge. Volume VI. Published by C. and A. Conrad and Co. Philadelphia. ... Jane Aitken, Printer. 1809.
Note 1st edition of the first geological map of U.S. A portion of a map of the U.S. by Samuel Lewis is used to make this map. The full sheet of paper was put on a larger plate and pulled, leaving the upper and right side without borders, as issued. Uncut and untrimmed, the map appears here with Maclure's original essay on the geology of the U.S. In 1817 Maclure published an expanded versus of his essay, using the small Melish Map of the U.S. as a base. Maclure was dissatisfied with the Lewis map because of its rendering of the mountains, and an errata slip is attached to the back of p 423 explaining this (and stating that originally it was intended to use a reduction of the Bradley U.S. map). See Marcou 1858 for more discussion of the Lewis map. Maclure did a Paris printing of the article and Map (using a map by Volney as a base) in 1811, in French. The Lewis map is most likely the Map of the U.S. published in the 2nd edition of Carey's American Atlas, 1809 (P-Maps p 876,Walsh). Maclure's map and essay are very rare. There is an inscription on the title page to "Mons. F.A. Michaux-Paris, from his friend..." Map bound into the back of paper covered boards with the title handwritten on the spine. Map in full color by geologic structure.
Maclure, William
Text Page: Observations on t …
1809
Geology Book
Authors Maclure, William
Full Title (Text Page to) Observations on the Geology of the United States, explanatory of a Geological Map. By William Maclure. Read January 20th, 1809. (In) Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for promoting Useful Knowledge. Volume VI. Published by C. and A. Conrad and Co. Philadelphia. ... Jane Aitken, Printer. 1809.
Maclure, William
Map of the United States of …
1809
Geology Book
Authors Maclure, William
Full Title A Map of the United States of America. By Samuel G. Lewis.
Maclure, William
Title Page: Observations on …
1818
Geology Book
Authors Maclure, William
Full Title (Title Page to) Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. New Series. No. I. Observations on the Geology of the United States of North America, with Remarks on the probable Effects that may be produced by the Decomposition of the different Classes of Rocks on the Nature and Fertility of Soils: applied to the different States of the Union, agreeably to the accompanying geological Map. With two Copper Plates. By William Maclure. Read May 16th, 1817.
Note This is the issue of Maclure's paper published by the American Philosophical Society in their Transactions volume of 1818. The map is on heavy paper and is identical to the map published with the 1817 separate edition. Map in full color.
Maclure, William
Map of the United States of …
1818
Geology Book
Authors Maclure, William
Full Title Map of the United States of America. J. Melish del. Designed to illustrate the Geological Memoir of Wm. Maclure Esqr. Transactions American Philosophical Society, Vol. I. New Series. Entered ... and Published by John Melish, Philadelphia.
Note In full color.
Maclure, William
Title Page: Observations on …
1838
Geology Book
Authors Maclure, William
Full Title (Title Page to) Observations on the Geology of the United States of America, With Some Remarks on the Effect Produced on the Nature and Fertility of Soils, By the Decomposition of the Different Classes of Rocks, And An Application to the Fertility of Every State in the Union, In Reference to the Accompanying Geological Map. With Two Plates. By William Maclure. ... Philadelphia: Printed for the Author, by Abraham Small ... 1817. (with) Essay On The Formation of Rocks, Or An Inquiry Into the Probable Origin of Their Present Form and Structure. By William Maclure. ... Philadelphia, Printed by John Wilbank ... 1838.
Note The title page is dated 1817 and the text is unchanged from the 1817 edition, but the Melish base map is changed from the 1817 edition Melish map to one that shows all of Florida and Missouri and Arkansas (with Arkansas in an 1828 formation). The map is the second state (White 1817B), although it is really an entirely different map. It is similar to the Map of The United States that appears in Melish's Traveler's Guide of 1822 and in Carey and Lea's American Atlas, but it has been reengraved, and the title is changed to United States of North America. It is colored geologically, but there is no color key. The same map appears in the Jackson Wreath of 1829, but in an earlier state. Bound in at the back is the "Essay..." mentioned above. This copy belonged to Francis P. Farquhar, noted California historian. Bound in brown cloth covers with "Geology" printed in gold on the spine.
Maclure, William
United States Of North Ameri …
1838
Geology Book
Authors Maclure, William
Full Title United States of North America.
Note In full color. The explanation of the color is not given on the map.
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