Geological map of Massachusetts


Geological map of Massachusetts

Item Information

Title:
Geological map of Massachusetts
Title (alt.):
American journal of science and arts
Description:
By the 1830s and 1840s, numerous eastern states throughout the country had established formal geological surveys to investigate their mineral resources. Edward Hitchcock became Massachusetts’ first state geologist in 1830, and two years later produced this map while serving in that role. Hitchcock not only used color to differentiate between rock formations and minerals, but also used symbols within major rock groups to illustrate finer levels of detail. Hitchcock taught natural sciences at Amherst College, and focused much of his research on the Connecticut River Valley, as evidenced by the thorough execution of geologic information in that area on the map.
Creator:
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Creator:
Pendleton's Lithography
Name on Item:
by Edwd. Hitchcock ; executed under the direction of the Government of the State.
Date:
[1832]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Geology--Massachusetts--Maps
Massachusetts--Maps
Places:
Massachusetts
Publisher:
New Haven, Conn : Hezekiah Howe & Co.||A.H. Maltby
Notes:
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017-2018.
Appears in: Prof. Hitchcock's Report to the Government of Massachusetts on the geology of that state; issued in: The American Journal of Science and Arts (New Haven, Conn.), v. 22 (1832).
"Pendleton's Lithog[raph]y Boston."
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 46 x 71 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:422,400]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_002582
Call #:
G3761.C5 1832 .H6
Barcode:
39999058995786
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