London - Environs - Geology - Folding Map - Stanford


London - Environs - Geology - Folding Map - Stanford

Product no.: 3953

Stanford, Edward:   Environs of London (Geological): Ordnance Survey of England and Wales - Geological Survey of England and Wales - Index Map Sheet 12

Geological Survey Office London 1895

red cloth slipcase, 17 x 13 cm, some wear and tear, waterstained, o/w g cond; paper title pasted on; with hand written annotation ‘J.P.G.’ and ‘J.P.Goodridge, 143 Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood’. lithographed map with printed colour; folding map, 28 segments on cloth; overall 60 x 90 cm. 1 tiny hole, 1 paper impurity, some slight discolouration, o/w vg cond.

A most decorative and very detailed map of the geological layout of London and its surrounding counties. The map was lithographed by Wymans & Sons Ltd and is part of the a project of Quarter-inch geological maps of England and Wales [Old Series]. 

According to the British Geological Society, ‘a proposal was made under Archibald Geikie to issue a series of maps showing the geology of England and Wales at the scale of four miles to one inch. It was thought these maps would be useful to teachers and tourists and indeed it proved very popular. The first sheet was published in 1889 and the series was completed in 1895 with the last sheet being issued in 1906. The series was issued on 15 sheets though sheet 1 was the series title sheet and sheet 3 the 'Index to colours'. However, this map has a colour chart along side the right margin.

Interestingly enough, in the attendance list of the The South Africa Conciliaton Committee of 1899, the name of a ‘Mr. J. P. Goodridge, Petersfield, Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood’ appears as part of the general committee on p8 of the written records. [] . The Committee was a British anti-war organisation, campaigning against the Second Boer War. 

[ref: 3953] £350

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