Geology; Smith (William) 'A New Geological Map of England an...





Geology; Smith (William) 'A New Geological Map of England and Wales with the Inland Navigations exhibiting the Districts of Coal and other sites of Mineral Tonnage by William Smith, Engineer,  1824.' published J.Cary, 86 St. James's Str. Mar.18.1824, the engraved map with contemporary hand colouring, having been sectionalised into twenty and laid on linen, 64.5cm x 77cm, in retailer's slip case for C.Smith, no.172 Strand, rare, recognised as the 'Father of Geology' in 1815 William Smith was the first to map the geology of an entire nation, approx. 400 copies of this map were produced. It was reduced in scale in 1820, with copies of this map known to have been re-issued in 1824 (of which this is one), 1827 and 1828, it is unclear how many editions with these dates were produced.

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