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A Physical and Geological Map of England and Wales 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.
Published by the Geological Society, July 1865., London, - Greenough recognises his debt to William Smith 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. The see item ? for a full description of Greenough's map. has been greatly revised and updated by to include, the latest information from among others, the Geological Survey of Great Britain (1836-63), Sir R. I. Murchison, Professor Phillips, Joseph Prestwich, and R. Godwin Austen. The work also comes with the rare 'Memoir' (Introduction), in which Greenough sets out the various improvements to the maps design and the numerous sources on which he drew. One of the most striking differences is in the use of colour and pattern (something of a pet project of Greenough's) to represent different geological information, in order, "to make the [ie colours] of a geological map speak to the mind as well as to the eye". (Memoir, p. viii). Rare OCLC records five institutional examples: Bristol University Library; The Natural History Museum; Nation Library of Scotland; Leeds University Library; and The British Library. John Farey, Philosophical Magazine, 3 May 1815; Whatever is Under the Earth: G. L. Herries Davies, The Geological Society of London 1807-2007 (London: Geological Society of London, 2007); Simon Winchester, The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption (London: Penguin, 2002).
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