Very rare, early, and detailed geological maps with explanatory text by renowned geologists and paleontologists

[Geological map]

Geognostische Karte von Württemberg [AND] Begleitworte zur geognostischen Specialkarte von Württemberg.

Published 1863-1892
Item ID 28715

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Stuttgart, Das Königliches Statistisch-topographisches Bureau, Kohlhammer, Kleeblatt, 1863-1892. With 54 chromolithographed folded geological maps, all mounted on linen, numbered 1-48, 50-55, in two original, uniform burgundy boxes with gilt title on the lid. [AND] the "Begleitworte" 34 parts in one. Large 8vo (25.7 x 19.5 cm). Stuttgart, Königlich Statistischen Landesambt, (1865-1892). ca. 1,000 pp., and five hand-coloured wood-engraved or lithographed maps or geological profiles, and four wood-engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title, ornaments, and the Württemberg coat-of-arms; patterned endpapers, and marbled edges.

Very rare, early, and detailed geological maps, scale 1:50.000, with all the explanatory text (bound in one volume), of the German province Württemberg. The text is by renowned geologists and palaeontologists such as Fraas, Quenstedt, Paulus, and others, and includes many engraved plates (views, profiles, some hand-coloured) and numerous tables. Includes all the maps of the contiguous province, lacking only map 49 of the small Hohentwiel enclaves in the province of Baden (perhaps not published). Small repairs at the fore-edges of some of the title pages (apparently after removing later-added tabs), text volume covers a bit rubbed, otherwise a very good copy.

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