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U.S. DEPT. OF ARGICULTURE - Soil map - Texas, Nacogdoches sheet.

U.S. DEPT. OF ARGICULTURE -  Soil map - Texas, Nacogdoches sheet.
Soil map - Texas, Nacogdoches sheet. - U.S. DEPT. OF ARGICULTURE
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Title : Soil map - Texas, Nacogdoches sheet..
Date : New York, 1903.
Size : 11.8 x 13.0 inches. / 30.0 x 33.0 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 detail of the area around Nacogdoches, Texas, in the year 1903. Soils are surveyed by W. Edward Hearn and James L. Burgess 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.

Condition : Lithography in 6 colours. Folded as issued. Some light spotting in the margins, as usual. Generally very good.

ID: 23266

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