Rare Nova Scotia Map, A. Gesner, R. Brown, J. W. Dawson, Geology of Nova Scotia

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Gesner, A., Brown, Richard & Dawson, John W., & Bunbury, C.J.F.; On the Geology of Cape Breton. & On the Lower Carboniferous Rocks, or Gypsiferous Formation of Nova Scotia. & Notes on the Fossil Plants Communicated by Mr. Dawson from Nova Scotia. Quarterly Geological Society of London, 1843. Octavo, pp. 8, folded hand colored map by A. Gesner, 1 plate, several text figures.

The work is complete and in a modern archival folder. Extracted from the Quarterly GSL. Binding is tight and clean. map and text are pristine. In very good condition.


Within this short paper Brown gives one of the first detailed descriptions of strata along the coast of Cape Breton. The work is supplemented with a portion of Gesner's 1843 Geological Map of Nova Scotia. this is followed by Dawson's study of the Carboniferous rocks found in the coal formations of eastern Nova Scotia and Bunbury provides some of the first descriptions of fossil plants from the same region.