SDUK Geological Map of England & Wales

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Steel engraving, 38.3 x 32 cm, engraved by John and Charles Walker, map of England and Wales with original hand colour, numbered in an old hand, blank verso.

The map was prepared (‘arranged’) by noted geologist Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, shortly after he had first identified the Silurian System; it was drawn by SP Woodward and coloured by Thomas Malby.

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded in 1826 with the high-minded aim of making ‘useful’ information available to self-taught members of the working and lower middle classes. Some of the material was decidedly abstruse, subscribers fell away and the Society was wound up in 1848; however, the series of 209 maps published over a 14 year period from 1829 onwards were highly praised for their superior quality, accuracy and aesthetic appeal and remain an outstanding achievement.

Title

SDUK Geological Map of England & Wales

Mapmaker(s)

SDUK, WOODWARD, SP

Engraver(s)

WALKER, John & Charles

Publisher

KNIGHT, Charles

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1843

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

38.3 x 32 cm