Hoeing, J.B. Preliminary Map of Kentucky by J. B. Hoeing. C.E. 1890, Scale: 10 miles to one inch. Compiled from the maps of the Kentucky and U.S. Geological Surveys and the various Railroad, River and County Surveys. Copyright 1889 by John R. Proctor, Kentucky Geological Survey. Julius Bien & Co. Lith. Size: 29 inches high x 46 inches wide. In ten colors with colored profiles at top and bottom of map.
The map is folded as issued with wide borders on all sides. The map and colors are bright and clean with very light toning at one fold, short tear repaired at one outside margin. In very good condition.
Hoeing published several county and mineral resource for the Kentucky Geological Survey. One usually sees his State Geological Map in a small format. The very large format map offered here is rare, especially in this very nice condition. The map shows the topography, rivers, creeks, cities, towns, and railroads. Overlaid is the geology of the state in ten colors starting at the base with the Silurian and up through “River-Alluvium”. At the bottom of the map is a section from the Mississippi River on the west to the mouth of the Big Sandy River. At the top are two sections: Across Pine and Cumberland Mountains and a section NW to SE through Lexington.