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U.S. DEPT. OF ARGICULTURE - Soil map - New York, Hempstead sheet

U.S. DEPT. OF ARGICULTURE -  Soil map - New York, Hempstead sheet
Soil map - New York, Hempstead sheet - U.S. DEPT. OF ARGICULTURE
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Title : Soil map - New York, Hempstead sheet.
Map maker : U.S. DEPT. OF ARGICULTURE.
Date : New York 1903.
Size : 27.2 x 32.3 inches. / 69.0 x 82.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Early colour lithographed soil map by Julius Bien & Co. in New York for Department of Agriculture.
Legends at side give detail on soil type, etc. They also include interesting details of the cities, roads, railroads, rivers, canals, etc. Scale of 1" = 1 mile.
The map is giving great detail of the New York area, namely the eastern part between Manhattan, Oyster Bay Harbor and Jones Inlet in the year 1903. Soils are surveyed by Jay. A. Bonsteel and party in the same year. To the left and right colour keys to the different types of soil.
Upper left: U.S.Department of Agriculture, Bureau of soils, Milton Whitney, Chief. Short legend in the lower left corner.
Julies Bien (later Bien & Co) was born and educated in Germany, and moved to America in 1849. He started his business as an engraver and lithographer, later trading as a publisher. He built up a leading map making establishment employing more than two hundred people and several lithographic and copperplate presses. Worked extensively for US Government.
THESE MAPS ARE USEFUL IN THE SEARCH FOR ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS.
Condition : Lithography in 6 colours. Folded as issued. Some very light spotting in the margins, as usual. Generally very good.


ID: 23261

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