Flötz-Karte der Steinkohlen-Formation in Westphalen, gezeichnet durch H. Raub 1856. Revidirt und vervollständigt 1858.
Item ID 28351
Iserlohn, J. Bädeker, 1858. Very large (72.0 x 180.0 cm) folding lithographed geological map in 13 different colours with three "Quer-Profile" (profiles) also hand-coloured, mounted on linen. Preserved in a contemporary (perhaps original) pebbled cloth binding with marbled flyleaves, and red morocco label with gilt title on the spine. A very rare, very early geological map of the most important coal-bearing region of Germany, which subsequently became the most important industrial area of Europe. In fact it marks the birth of Germany as an economical power. Surprisingly, this very accurate map is not recorded in any bibliography. A 19th century Parisian publisher/bookshop label mounted on verso; French title Carte geologique du bassin de la Ruhr on the spine. A few faint spots and some very light, marginal toning. Overall in a very good state. Neither in Hoover nor in Ward and Carozzi. Very rare, and very early: a geological map of the most important coal-bearing region of Germany