GREENOUGH (GEORGE BELLAS) A Physical and Geological Map of England & Wales
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GEOLOGICAL MAP GREENOUGH (GEORGE BELLAS) A Physical and Geological Map of England & Wales
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GEOLOGICAL MAP
GREENOUGH (GEORGE BELLAS) A Physical and Geological Map of England & Wales, second edition, hand-coloured engraved map on 6 sheets, each dissected into 18 sections laid on linen, with hand-coloured engraved colour chart, dissected and laid on linen (285 x 220mm.), some faint offsetting in blank areas, numbered 68 in ink below imprint, later cloth slipcase, paper title label, FINE COPY, 655 x 850mm., 1839-40; Memoir of a Geological Map of England, second edition, publisher's wrappers, 8vo, 1840, Geological Society (2)

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  • "His first major technical feat was to organize the production of a geological map of England and Wales. The first such map had been constructed by William Smith (1760–1839), but Greenough's map ... is also recognized as a major step towards the national geological survey." (ODNB)
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