Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Field Geological Survey 1888 atlas w/ 8 large mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Atlases, Americana, Mining, Geology, Coal Mining, Pennsylvania).
Pennsylvania Geological Survey: Atlas Eastern Middle Anthracite Field, Part II.
Published c. 1888, United States.
8 separate color lithographed maps, all loose as issued within the tied binding.
Maps are six mine sheets and two columnar section sheets relating to portions of the Lehigh Basins in the vicinity of Upper Lehigh, Pond Creek, Sandy Run, Eckley, Weatherly, Black Mountain, Beaver Meadow, Coleraine, Jeanesville and Audenried in Luzerne, Carbon and Schuylkill counties.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, original closing string ties (lacking at bottom edge).
Book binder is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition. Maps are all clean and fresh, likely unfolded since issued.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally. Maps look like new when unfolded.
Still attractive on the shelf. The atlas displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W.