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Greenough, George Bellas, 1778–1855
A geological map of England & Wales / by G.B. Greenough ... ; drawn by T. Webster ; engraved by S. Neele & Son.
London : Published under the direction of the Geological Society by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row, November 1st, 1819 [that is, 1820]
Physical Description:
1 map on 4 sheets : hand-colored, mounted on linen ; 192 x 162 cm, sheets 96 x 81 cm, folded to 32 x 27 cm, in portfolio 36 x 28 cm + 1 book ([2], 17, [1] pages ; 33 cm)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G5751.C57 G7 1819+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale ca. 1:362,000 -- (W 6°22ʹ--E 2°24ʹ/N 55°44ʹ--N 49°50ʹ)
BEIN Covers 32ca +1819: Inscription on front wrapper of text, "Yale College Library."
Relief shown by hachures.
Scale approximated from horizontal bar scale given in statute miles.
Map is dated "November 1st 1819" but was not published until May 1, 1820.
"This map is accompanied by an explanatory memoir." Its title reads: Memoir of a geological map of England : to which are added an alphabetical index to the hills and a list of the hills arranged according to counties. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820.
This work is based on: A delineation of the strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland / William Smith. London : J. Cary, 1815.
Smith, D. Victorian maps, page 60.
Woodward, H.B. History of the Geological society of London, page 57
BAC G5751.C57 G7 1819+: In contemporary portfolio. Bookplate: William Sidney Gibson.
Subject Terms:
Geology -- Great Britain -- Maps.
Geology, Stratigraphic.
Gibson, William Sidney, 1814-1871 -- Bookplate.
Great Britain -- Description and travel.
Yale College (1718-1887). Library -- Inscription.
Geological maps.
Hand coloring.
Greenough, George Bellas, 1778-1855. Memoir of a geological map of England.
Webster, Thomas, 1800-1886, ill.
Geological Society of London, publisher.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, publisher.
Neele & Son, engraver.

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