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Color printing. [Jacques-Fabien] Gautier [D’Agoty] / Gautier fils (engraver), CARTE ABR[E]GEE du CANADA levee sur les lieux par M.*** resident a Quebec année 1754. Paris: [Gautier], 1755.

18th-century cartographic color printing, by Gautier D’Agoty

A rare and fascinating thematic map of northeastern North America by a French artist, printer, anatomist and crackpot geologist, remarkable also as an early example of color printing. A former pupil of Jacob Christoph Le Blon, and a pioneer in color-printing, Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty (1717-1785) improved on the methods of his teacher by developing […]

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A[nton] R. Roessler / Compiled and Drawn by M. V. Mittendorfer, C.E. / Edw. Welcke & Bro. 141 Fulton St. N.Y. / Printed by Ferd. Mayer 96 & 98 Fulton St. New York, A. R. ROESSLER’S LATEST MAP OF THE STATE OF TEXAS Exhibiting Mineral and Agricultural Districts, Post Offices & Mailroutes, Railroads projected and finished, Timber, Prairie, Swamp Lands, etc. etc. etc. New York: A. R. Roessler, 1874.

Monumental 1874 map of Texas by Anton Roessler

Anton Roessler’s 1874 map is one of the great large-format 19th-century depictions of Texas, being among other things the only published map to preserve the findings of Shumard’s Antebellum agricultural and geological survey. In scale, detail and content it represents a giant leap forward from Ferdinand Roemer’s 1849 geological map, and for its depiction of […]

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Rare 18th-century work on earthquakes, with color-printed maps

An extremely rare work of 18th-century speculative geology, featuring color-printed plates including thematic maps of Europe, Africa and northeastern North America. Note: images of all plates will be provided on request. A former pupil of Jacob Christoph Le Blon, and a pioneer in color-printing, Jacques Fabien Gautier Dagoty improved on the methods of his teacher, […]

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[After Nahum Ward ] / Printed by E. Smith and Co. 75, Lord-street, THE WONDERFUL MAMMOTH CAVE IN KENTUCKY. [Copied from an American Engraving, dated in the year 1817.] Liverpool, [ca. 1840.]

Unrecorded Mammoth Cave broadside, with a map!

An unrecorded broadside bringing news of Mammoth Cave to the British public, illustrated by a woodcut plan of the cave complex. Mammoth Cave was discovered in the late 18th century, but only became a national sensation after Nahum Ward (1785-1860) published an account of his 1816 visit. A Shrewsbury, Mass. native and grandson of Revolutionary […]

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James T. B. Ives, STRATA MAP OF PART OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Together with a Portion of the Dominion of Canada, To Illustrate the Fundamental Facts of Geological Science… New York: Charles E. Merrill & Co., 1888.

A remarkable three-dimensional Strata Map of the United States

An ingenious multi-layered educational instrument, with ten superimposed cut-away maps allowing students to “peel away” geological strata of the Eastern United States. Extremely fragile, a remarkable survival, and only the third example located. The instrument’s construction is rather complex, consisting of ten superimposed cartographic layers, each featuring a retrofitted Colton map depicting the United States […]

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Prepared by N H. Darton, L. W. Stephenson, and Julia Gardner… Edited by George W. Stone… Base compiled by A. F. Hassan, 1922; revised 1930, GEOLOGIC MAP OF TEXAS. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Geological Survey, 1937.

Mammoth 1937 geologic map of Texas

A staggering production and rare on the market, this 1937 Geologic Map of Texas differentiates more than 100 strata and would extend to nearly seven by eight feet if joined.  The map uses more than 100 combinations of color and shading to differentiate the state’s geologic strata. These are described by an explanatory table on […]

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