Chicago Folio Riverside, Chicago, Desplaines, and Calumet Quadrangles Illinois – Indiana

Geologic folio atlas of “The District” around Chicago.

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Chicago’s unique geographic location on the continental divide between the Great Lakes and Mississippi watersheds contributed tremendously towards the city’s exponential growth during the 19th century. The geologic history of the city is explained in full in the fifteen pages of descriptive text accompanying this atlas of the region, issued by the United States Geologic Survey in 1902.

In addition to the dense, scholarly narrative written by William C. Alden, the volume also contains two sheets of photographs identifying geologic anomalies and twelve maps identifying the topography, areal geology and economic geology of the Chicago District.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1902

Author: Charles D. Walcott

Sheet Width (in): 18.50

Sheet Height (in): 21.70

Condition: B

Condition Description: Original paper covers are present, but both are loose and separated from the binding. Covers are brittle and the back page has a large tear. Old library stamp and damp staining along the bottom of the first few pages of text (does not affect the maps). Toning and brittleness of sheets are consistent with age, but the maps are bright and in near fine condition.

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