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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
King, Clarence
Date:
1876
Short Title:
Nevada Plateau. (Geological)
Publisher:
Julius Bien
New York
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
73
Obj Width cm:
106
Scale 1:
253,440
Note:
Map in full color with the legends on either side of the maps. Map extends from Bovine, Utah across the Nevada plateau to Argenta, Nevada. Below the map are two geologic cross sections.
Reference:
P1280; Wheat 1270; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p. 307.
State/Province:
Nevada
Subject:
Geology
Full Title:
Nevada Plateau. Map IV. (Geological)
List No:
0408.005
Series No:
8
Engraver or Printer:
Emmons, S.F.; Hague, Arnold
Publication Author:
King, Clarence
Pub Date:
1876
Pub Title:
Engineer Department U.S.A. Geological and Topographical Atlas Accompanying the Report of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel Made by the Authority of the Honorable Secretary of War under the direction of Brig. and Brvt. Major General A.A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers U.S.A. by Clarence King, U.S. Geologist in Charge, 1876. Julius Bien Lith.
Pub Reference:
P1280; Wheat 1270; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p. 307.
Pub Note:
Magnificent, huge atlas showing the area of the 40th Parallel Survey in topographical and geological maps. Wheat notes: "These are pioneer survey maps, and as such are most interesting. Mapping the West in so broad a cross-section had never before been attempted, a portent of things to come." King, at the age of 25, was made Geologist-in-charge of the Survey in 1867. He was formally ordered "to examine and describe the geological structure, geographical condition and natural resources of a belt of country extending from the 120th meridian eastward to the 105th meridian, along the 40th parallel of latitude with sufficient expansion north and south to include the lines of 'Central' and 'Union Pacific' railroads..." (Wheat). The topographical sheets depict features by brush shading rather than hachuring. In original binding -rare. Bound in green half leather with a label on the front, "Geological and Topographical Atlas Accompanying the Report of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. Clarence King, Geologist in Charge."
Pub List No:
0408.000
Pub Type:
Geologic Atlas
Pub Maps:
11
Pub Height cm:
84
Pub Width cm:
63
Image No:
0408005
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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Nevada Plateau. Map IV. (Geological)