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|Named Person:||James Hall; J T Foster|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||New York State Museum of Natural History.|
|Description:||2 cu. ft. (2 charts and a published key)|
The chart is entitled ''A chart giving an ideal section of successive geological formations with an actual geological section, from the Atlantic, to the Pacific Ocean. The whole illustrated by the characteristic fossils of each formation, by James Hall ... Albany, N.Y., R.H. Pease, 1852."
Both versions of the chart are lithographed and mounted on cloth measuring 60 x 73 1/4" (144 x 177 cm) overall. The lower half of the chart depicts geological sections, some hand colored and annotated, illustrating the stratigraphy of specific areas. Elaborate representations of characteristic fossils of each formation are depicted on the top portion of the chart.
The legend contains the title of the chart, the author and publisher's name, and date of publication. The significance of the handwritten annotations is unknown.