Crossman, Charles; Chart (25 x 37 inches) showing graphically the fluctuations of the water surface and the rainfall from 1859 to 1888 : line of deepest water, greatest depth, areas of water surfaces and basins, discharge and tides, of the Great Lakes. Compiled from Official Data Obtained from the U. S. Lake Survey, Smithsonian Institution, and War Department. Privately Printed by the author, Milwaukee, Wis, 1888. Folio, pp. 4, folded chart (25 x 37 inches).
This rare work is complete and in early boards with a typed paper title label on spine edge and original blue title cover bound in. Rubbing to boards, text and chart very clean, inscribed to Alexander Agassiz on blue cover, with Harvard book plate on paste down and owner’s book plate below. In very good condition.
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The WorldCatalog shows lists two copies of this work. Crossman was a civil engineer and compiled the data for this chart of sea level variations for Lakes Michigan, Huron and Erie over a thirty year period.