Nashua [New Hampshire]: Orren C. Moore, State Printer, 1872. First Edition. Wraps. [GEOLOGICAL SURVEY] [MAP].
Map: Explanation of the Colors Prepared for Eastman’s White Mountain Guide by C.H.V. Cavis, New England Litho Co., 1872.
Map: 13 ¼” x 111/2” sheet size; 9” x 10 5/8” within the neat line; hand colored; scale of miles; closed tear on left side extending through the neat line; very good plus.
SIGNED. 8vo; 56pp; tan wrapper; signed in pencil by John H. Goodale, Secretary of State for New Hampshire in 1872 on the first page of the report; hand-colored folding map; light creasing and chipping of wrapper, light vertical crease through pamphlet; very good plus. Very good +. Item #1174
Detailed report on the geology and mineralogy of the state, with a map detailing in color the locations of various minerals. The discovery of a rock with “assemblage of minerals [that] has never before received a distinctive name”, is proposed to be named Ossipyte, for the Ossipee Indians who formerly dwelt in that part of eastern New Hampshire. Comments on the iron ore deposits and the continued search for tin.