Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique-Nord : pour servir aux observations géologiqueir


Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique-Nord

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Title:
Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique-Nord : pour servir aux observations géologiqueir
Description:
Geologic maps originated in Europe during the first half of the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that they were more frequently produced. American geologists, following European advancements, were also producing maps. William Maclure ̶ Scottish-born but based in the United States ̶ was a pioneer in the field of American geology. His first map on the subject was issued in 1809. The 1811 French edition of the map is displayed here. Using color, Maclure indicates different rock units according to their ages over large swaths of the country, although the map lacks a legend and specific details.
Cartographer:
Maclure, William, 1763-1840
Engraver:
Collin, E.
Printer:
Courcier, Mme Ve
Name on Item:
par W. Maclure ; gravé par E. Collin
Date:
[1811?]
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--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
[Paris] : [De l'Imprimerie de Courcier]
Notes:
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017-2018.
Relief shown by hachures.
Prime meridian: Paris.
Removed from Suite des observations sur la géologie des États-Unis servant a l'explication de la carte ci-jointe.
In upper right corner: Pl. 1.
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017.
Extent:
1 map : hand color ; 40 x 53 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:6,000,000
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_016041
Call #:
G3701.C5 1811 .M33
Barcode:
39999085942926
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