Geological map of the United States


Geological map of the United States

Item Information

Title:
Geological map of the United States
Description:
The Hitchcock family’s interest in geology passed from Edward to his son Charles, who by 1861 was appointed the State Geologist in Maine, and later in the decade State Geologist in New Hampshire. Geologic mapping of the area west of the Mississippi River grew rapidly after the Civil War, and the 1872 map displayed here by Hitchcock and William Blake is an example of that effort. Prepared for the 1870 statistical atlas of the United States, this map represents a transition from earlier 19th-century examples, as it uses highly detailed placement of vivid colors to differentiate between geologic time periods, and examines the fossils contained within the rocks.
Creator:
Hitchcock, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1836-1919
Creator:
Blake, William P. (William Phipps), 1826-1910
Name on Item:
compiled for the 9th census by C.H. Hitchcock and W.P. Blake.
Date:
1872
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Geology--United States--Maps
United States--Census, 1870
Places:
United States
Publisher:
Washington, D.C : [G.P.O.]
Notes:
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017-2018.
Issued with vol. 3 of the 9th census report.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 53 x 84 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:5,700,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008455
Call #:
G3701.C5 1872 .H58
Barcode:
39999065654749
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