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GREENOUGH, George Bellas
A Physical and Geological Map of England and Wales
London,: Published by the Geological Society,, 1865. By G.B. Greenough Esq. F.R.S. (on the basis of the original Map of William Smith 1815) Revised and Improved under the Superintendence of a Committee of the Geological Society of London, from the maps of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1836-63 and the Maps and Documents contributed by Sir R. I. Murchison, Professor Phillips, Joseph Prestwich, R. Godwin Austen, and others. [together with]: Memoir of a Geological Map of England, to which is added, an Alphabetical Index to the Hills, and a List of the Hills Arranged according to counties. By George Bellas Greenough F.R.S. July 1865. Large engraved map with fine contemporary hand colour, in four sections dissected and laid on linen, together with, 8vo., xi, 29pp., booklet, later half green morocco over marbled paper boards. The present third and final posthumous edition, published in 1865, was the only edition that credited the maps debt to William Smith. First published in 1819, four years after, and in response to, William Smith’s seminal map on the same subject, and a key milestone in the history geology. Greenough (1778-1855) was the first President of the Geological Society, and was later President of the Royal Geographical Society. The Geological Society was founded in 1807, but Smith never became a member, although his geological work that was the basis of the map was well underway by then. Greenough had actually been shown a copy of an early version of Smith’s map by the surveyor John Farey in 1802, who later attacked Greenough in the press for his “un … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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