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King, Clarence
Cover: Geological, topograph …
1876
Geologic Atlas
Authors King, Clarence
Full Title (Covers to) 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.
King, Clarence
Title Page: Geological and t …
1876
Geologic Atlas
Authors King, Clarence
Full Title (Title Page to) 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.
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."
King, Clarence
Index: Geological, topograph …
1876
Geologic Atlas
Authors King, Clarence
Full Title (Index Page to) 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.
Note Index page includes the list of maps and a legend naming the mapmakers and the basis by which the maps were made.
King, Clarence
Composite: Geological maps I …
1876
Geologic Atlas
Authors King, Clarence
Full Title (Composite of) Geological Maps I-V, 40th Parallel Survey.
Note Maps in full color with the legends on either side of the maps.
King, Clarence
General Sections.
1876
Geologic Atlas
Authors King, Clarence
Full Title General Sections.
Note In full color. Ten sections shown with the legends on either side of the cross sections.
King, Clarence
Composite: Topographical map …
1876
Geologic Atlas
Authors King, Clarence
Full Title (Composite of) Topographical Maps I-V, 40th Parallel Survey.
Note Maps in brown shaded relief.
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