Manchester, NH. John B. Clarke, State Printer. 1869. Paper wrapper; front wrapper with irregular toning and slight chipping. Text block clean. Map: Hand color. Folded as issued. Very good. Item #3614
The highlight of the First Annual Report upon the Geology and Mineralogy of the State of New Hampshire -- by C. H. Hitchcock, State Geologist and Hall Professor of Geology and Mineralogy in Dartmouth College -- is the small map of the geologic composition of part of the Ammonoosuc gold field; the map remains bound in the Report. The map, with color-coding of the geological formations, covers all or part of the towns of Monroe, Littleton, Lyman, Bath, Lisbon, Haverhill and Landaff. Approximately eleven pages of Hitchcock's report provide information on the gold in this field and the economic viability of extracting it. Not in Hanrahan, Bent's Bibliography of the White Mountains (surprisingly). For the map: Marcou & Marcou: Mapoteca Geologica Americana: 222. Not in Cobb, Maps of New Hampshire to 1900.