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 by W. Monkhouse, Lithographer of York and J,Tennant, London, 1858. Second edition. Map dimensions 57 x 76 cm, overall dimensions 62 x 80 cm. Folding map coloured according to the geology of the county, dissected into twenty-one sections and mounted on linen, folds between original brown cloth boards, gilt lettered to the upper cover which also features a small old circular paper label. Slight wear to the covers, very good overall. John Phillips (1800-1874) was the nephew of famous 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" (in two volumes, first published 1829 and 1836) and "The Rivers, Mountains and Sea Coast of Yorkshire" (published 1853, the same year as the first edition of this map). 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 issued three times, in 1853, as here and 1862 (the latter also billed as the second edition). None of the editions are common. Item #35268

Price: £400.00

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