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 Ouachita parish around Monroe, Louisiana, in the year 1903. Soils are surveyed by Thos D. Rice and Party in the same year. To the left and right color keys to the different types of soil.
Upper left: U.S.Department of Agriculture, Bureau of soils, Milton Whitney, Chief. Short legend in the left margin. To the right: Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, William C. Stubbs, Director.
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.
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