London, South Kensington
9 June 2015
[GREENOUGH, George Bellas (1778-1855).] Geological map of England and Wales, reduced by permission from the map in 6 sheets published by the Geological Society. London: J. Gardner, July 21st 1826. Hand-coloured engraved geological map (712 x 560mm), to the scale of one inch to 17.5 miles (1:1,108,800), dissected and laid down on linen, with green silk ribbon border. The map contained in a contemporary slipcase from another map (extremities rubbed).
A FINE, CLEAN COPY of the first reprint of Greenough's great map of 1819 [i.e. 1820], although curiously enough his name does not appear. There are at least three other issues of this map: there is an extremely rare earlier issue with the same imprint as the present lot, but dated 1st June (see these rooms, 29 September 2011 lot 12); and two others with the same date as the present lot but carrying the names of either C. Smith, 172 Strand, or G.F. Cruchley, 81 Fleet St., on printed slips pasted over the Gardner imprint. Ward & Carozzi 882 (issue points not stated).
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