• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 181

    SMITH, William (1769-1839). A new geological map of England and Wales. London: J. Cary, March 18th, 1820. Hand-coloured engraved geological map (772 x 642mm) on a scale of 15 miles to one inch, the whole dissected and laid down on linen. (some old pencil markings and annotations, lightly spotted and soiled, a number of the dissections lifting from the linen backing.)

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    SMITH, William (1769-1839). A new geological map of England and Wales. London: J. Cary, March 18th, 1820. Hand-coloured engraved geological map (772 x 642mm) on a scale of 15 miles to one inch, the whole dissected and laid down on linen. (some old pencil markings and annotations, lightly spotted and soiled, a number of the dissections lifting from the linen backing.)

    FIRST EDITION THUS, FIRST ISSUE. Scarce in commerce: only the Norman-Freilich copy is recorded in ABPC fetching $13,000 hammer and $7000 hammer at their respective sales. Institutionally rare: Copac records National Library of Wales (2 copies), Cambridge, Bristol and British Library only; Worldcat adds Oxford, and outside the UK, Virginia, Linda Hall, and Melbourne. Challinor 97; Eyles 29.


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