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KNIPE, I.A. [James Alexander].

Geological Map of the British Isles and Part of France. Showing also the Inland Navigation by Means of Rivers and Canals, Railways and Principal Roads, and Sites of the Minerals...

KNIPE, I.A. [James Alexander].

Geological Map of the British Isles and Part of France. Showing also the Inland Navigation by Means of Rivers and Canals, Railways and Principal Roads, and Sites of the Minerals... London: Published for the Proprietor by Stanford... & by Grant & Griffith... (Late Harris) also at Edinburgh by W. & A.K. Johnston, 1871

Description

A fine folding geological map of the country with bright original handcolouring illustrating the geological strata, an inset map of the Shetland and Orkney Islands to the upper right of the north east sheet plus 9 sections from around the country beneath also coloured, the map printed over four parts, each measuring c. 76 x 63.5 cm, i.e. 152 x 127 cm if joined, each part dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to each of the folded end sections with miniature outline maps to one side of each part, publisher's green morocco slipcase, gilt ruled and lettered to the spine, gilt arms of British crown to the upper board.

Footnote

Occasional mild discolouration to the maps, mostly to the sea areas, a very good example overall. A revised issue of the second edition of Knipe's magnificent geological map of the British Isles, the first issue of the first edition having been published in 1843 with the first issue of the second edition appearing in 1851. As with Knipe's previous notable geological map, that of England & Wales published from 1835 onwards, the map was updated with fresh data collected from fieldwork and reissued at intervals. This edition has a printed list of "authorities consulted" that provides an illustrious roll call of Knipe's forerunners and contemporaries in the science: Smith, Greenough, Lyell, Mantell and Murchison to name but a few. Also, an addenda to that list highlighting the sources of the data added to the map in the period between 1851 and the date of publication, including information on the Scottish "gold fields" entered by W.I. Lindsay in late 1860s.

Price

£2400.00