A Map of the Principal Features of the Geology of Yorkshire. John PHILLIPS.
A Map of the Principal Features of the Geology of Yorkshire.

A Map of the Principal Features of the Geology of Yorkshire.

York: Published for the Author, St. Mary's Lodge, 1853. Map dimensions 57 x 76 cm, overall dimensions 60 x 78.5 cm. Folding map coloured according to the geology of the county, dissected into twenty-one sections and mounted on linen, folds into early plain green cloth boards with a later paper manuscript label to one side. Slightly tender along some of the folds with some inconspicuous tissue reinforcements, a decent example overall. John Phillips (1800-1874) was the nephew of the esteemed geological mapmaker William Smith. He spent the early part of his career in Yorkshire and published two works on the geology of the county: "Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire" (published in two parts between 1829 and 1836) and "The Rivers, Mountains and Sea Coast of Yorkshire" (also published 1853). He eventually succeeded to the position of reader of Geology at Oxford in 1856 and was a Wollaston Medal winner in 1845. The map was chromolithographically printed by W. Monkhouse of York for Phillips. Item #34977

Price: £450.00

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