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KNIPE, James A.

Geological & Mineralogical Map of England and Wales with parts of Scotland, Ireland & France, Showing also the Inland Navigation By means of Rivers & Canals With their Elevation in feet above the Sea. The Rail Roads and Principal Roads

London, 1857
1120 x 840 mm., in full early wash colour by geological section, cut and dissected and mounted on linen. Folds into full contemporary calf slip-case with ornate gilt Royal coat-of-arms, gilt borders, rebacked spine with gilt title.
James A. Knipe, geologist, first published a 2-sheet geological map of the British Isles in 1840. This was an influential map with full colour by geological section. Beneath the title is a list of the “Authorities Consulted for the Construction of this Map” which includes William Smith, Lyell, de La Beche, Mantell, Greenough and Conybeare. Upper right may be found three geological sections and two across the country at the lower margin. There is an extensive Geological Reference here and Explanation. This is an example of the fourth edition published in 1857. Provenance: William Duck 1995; private English collection.
Stock number: 7685

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