GW Bacon and Co, the Strand, London published various atlas editions from the 1870s to the 1910s which included a Geological Map of England and Waless on two double page sheets – north and south. These maps are generally found loose and sometimes joined. While the maps are not dated themselves, developments in content and layout enable a distinction between early and late versions within this date range. All have different page numbers, indicating publication in different atlases (a minor avenue for future research). Early maps are in the exact cartographic style of the later maps which bear the name and address of Bacon; they have no title block and are not coloured as well as the later versions. Neither do they record the Ordovician.
Geological map of England and Wales, 1870s. Scale 1"=17mi. Engraved, colour wash 26"x20". In fair condition: flat, 2 sheets joined. Minor marginal tears. £22
Description North Geological Map of England and Wales, 1890s.Scale 1"=17mi. Engraved, colour wash 13.5"x20". In good condition: flat. North sheet only of pair. Notes Ordovician. Several sections in margin. £15
Publisher Geikie, A
Geological Map of England and Wales, (adjacent Scotland, Ireland and France are coloured), 1897, Scale 1"=10miles (1:633,600) Colour print 43"x35". With original notes - 28pp - loose. In good to very good condition. Cut, mounted on linen and folded in Navy blue. hard book-style cover with gold lettering. Cover corners slightly bumped and ends of spine slightly worn. Library stamp on notes only. Front end paper advert torn away where notes were removed. Slight transfer of blue from cover to SE corner of map where once folded incorrectly. Pinholes in corners. £85
Publisher Geikie, A
Description Other folded copies with and without covers in very good to fair condition. Contact us if interested in further details. £30-£80
Publisher Ramsay, AC
Description Geological Map of England and Wales, 1866. Another copy. In very good condition apart from minor transfers of red paint from Lizard and legend. Other red areas not affected. No slip case. £90
Publisher Woodward, HB
Geological Map of England and Wales Geology of England and Waless, 1887. Scale 1"=69miles. Colour print on very light weight paper, 25"x21". In poor condition. Folded original cut, mounted on linen and re-folded between card covers. Wear on old folds and of linen folds. SW corner missing. originally published with Horace Woodwards classic £10
Publisher EG Ravenstein
Geological Map of England, Wales and the Southern Part of Scotland, n.d., but soon after 1862 considering authorities consulted and before 1876, death of publisher, James Reynolds. 1”= 14 miles (1:887,000) approx. Hand coloured engraving, 82.5 x 65.5cm (32”x27.75”), dissected, mounted on linen and folded between marbled soft card covers –one missing-. Age-toned, colours bright, rust-stained pin-hole at each corner. In fair to good condition.
EG Ravenstein (1834-1913)cartographer and geographer; German, naturalised British subject, worked in Topographical Dept War Office 1855-75 and was Professor of Geography at Bedford College. Victoria Gold Medallist of Royal Geographical Society.