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Soil map - New York, Babylon sheet.
Selling price: $61
Sold in 2011
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 easternmost part between Huntington Bay, Amity Harbor, Port Jefferson and Patchogue in the year 1903. Soils are surveyed by Jay. A. Bonsteel 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 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.
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