Ransome, F. L. & Smith, G. O.; Bisbee Folio, Arizona. Geologic Atlas Folio #112. Washington D. C., U.S. Geological Survey, 1914. Large folio (18 x 21 inches), pp. 19, (with explanatory text on inside of covers), 10 tinted, colored, b/w maps, columns, photo views.
This atlas is in the original light tan title wraps with a black cloth spine. Small library stamp on upper edge of cover. Very light toning to outer cover margins. Text, and all maps and plates are exceptionally clean and bright. In very good condition.
Between 1894 and 1945 the USGS issued 227 folios covering various areas of the United States. The text pages of a folio covered the geology, historical geology, stratigraphy and if present the mineral and mining industry.
Lawson and Smith provide a detailed description of the topography, geology, geologic history, stratigraphy and structure of this famous mining district. They then follow this with a description of the ore bodies, mines and the mineral deposits and their mineralogy.
The folio will be shipped lightly rolled in shipping wrap in either a USPS or Fed Ex shipping tube.