Author Rothpletz, A. Ein geologischer Querschnitt durch die Ost-Alpen nebst Anhang über die sog. Glarner Doppelfalte.
Published 1894
Item ID 65861
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Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart (E. Koch), 1894. 8vo (22.4 x 15.4 cm). iv, 208 pp.; two full colour folded profiles of which one measuring 22.5 x 352.0 cm (!), 115 text illustrations. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt lines and two red morocco labels with gilt title on the spine. Edges speckled. A fine and detailed study with excellent illustrations by the German geologist August Rothpletz (1853-1918) - the result of many years of field work in the Alps. The size of one of the folded profiles is simply amazing: over 3.5 meters or nearly 12 foot. It runs from Schäftlarn, near Münich, at 48º North, to Tezze in Italy, at 45º40' North, i.e. a distance of nearly 300 kilometers, all figured and coloured in great detail (scale 1:75,000), and accompanied by several shorter profiles of other sections and a map. The second folded chart has two profiles and a map. Small old stamp in the title page top margin and on the second, smaller chart verso, otherwise a very good, clean copy with the extremely long profile in perfect condition. Not in Ward and Carozzi. Perhaps the longest geological profile ever