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REYNOLDS, James

Reynold's Geological Atlas of Great Britain, Comprising a Series of Maps in which the Roads, Railways, and Geological Features of England and Wales are Accurately Laid Down

James Reynolds, 174, Strand, London, 1860
Octavo (215 x 140 mm.), full contemporary green cloth, with ornate blind embossed boards, the upper board with ornate title in gilt repeated blind on the back cover, rebacked in matching cloth, new endpapers but preserving the original ones. A typographic title with index of maps to the verso, introduction with a coloured Geological Reference chart on the verso and 33 coloured maps including general maps of England and Wales, North Wales, South Wales and Scotland, pp. (4), otherwise in good condition.
The ‘Reynolds’ Travelling Atlas of England’ was first published in intaglio in 1848 by James Reynolds (fl. 1848-60). Reynolds was elected to the Royal Geographical Society in 1874. The maps were all engraved by John Emslie (1813-75), born in Surrey he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1863. From 1860 Reynolds used these maps for a ‘Geological Atlas of Great Britain’ in lithography adding to each county coloured geological delineation’s. The atlas was also expanded with a geological map of Scotland. The Introduction refers to the sources consulted in the construction of the maps. These include those of Greenough, Lyell, Murchison and others. Provenance: private English collection. Beresiner (1983) pp. 183-6; Carroll (1996) 114; Chubb (1927) 542; Smith, D. (1985) p. 153; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
Stock number: 9957

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