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Maps of Scotland - non-survey

The geological maps apart from those of the Geological Survey of Ireland were published in atlases, journals, books and as popular guides. In particular, the maps illustrating articles in the Transactions of the Geological Society (of London) (TGS) are particularly fine examples of hand-coloured cartography.

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    The TGS was published intermittently in two series from 1811 to 1856. Full volumes are rare, but occasionally loose figures are found for sale with the volume number and no date. The table below relates volume numbers to publication dates. The TGS was succeeded by the Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society (QJGS) in 1845 which introduced colour printing of maps. The use of colour varied depending on the economic climate; the 1850-1870s and the 1020-30s were particularly good periods for coloured maps in the QJGS.

    Transactions, first series

    Transactions of the Geological Society, second series

    Vol. 1 – 1811

    Vol. 2 – 1814

    Vol. 3 – 1816

    Vol. 4 – 1817, in two parts

    Vol. 5
    – part 1 – 1819
    – part 2 – 1821

    Vol. 1
    – part 1 - 1822
    - part 2 - 1824

    Vol. 2
    – part 1 – 1826
    - part 2 – 1827
    – part 3 – 1828

    Vol. 3
    – part 1 – 1829
    – part 2 – 1832
    – part 3 – 1835

    Vol. 4
    – part 1 – 1835
    – part 2 – 1836

    Vol. 5
    – part 1 – 1837
    – part 2 – 1840
    – part 3 – 1840

    Vol. 6
    – part 1 – 1841
    – part 2 – 1842

    Vol. 7
    – part 1 – 1845
    – part 2 – 1845
    – part 3 – 1846
    – part 4 – 1856

No.
1
Publisher
Prestwich, Joseph
Description
Country round Banff and Gamrie, T1838, scale not given, approx 1"=1.3 miles, engraved colour wash, 11"x13.5". In very good condition, folded in half. Paper slightly browned. An attractive map showing coast line and three sections from west of Banff to Troup Head east of Gamrie Bay. With original uncut published article, 11pp.
£30
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No.
4 SOLD
Publisher
Times
Description
Scotland, Geological Map, 1900. Scale 1:1.5,000,000. Colour print, 17"x11" (14.5"x10"), In very good condition. Flat, and mounted in cream card with gold fine line. Can be removed for posting.
£40
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No.
4a SOLD
Publisher
Scotland
Description
Scotland.Geology, from Times Atlas, 1900. Scale 1:1,500,000. Flat, coloured print 43.5x28cm. Inset map of Shetlands and Fair Isle. In good to very good condition. £25
No.
7
Publisher
Bailey,EB & MacGregor, M
QJGS
Description
Geological Map of the Glen Orchy District, 1912, with accompanying paper as off-print included, The Glen Orchy Anticline, 15pp. Scale 1"=2miles. Colour print, folded, 11"x10.5". In very good condition. (2 copies).
£14
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No.
8
Publisher
Geikie, A
QJGS
Description
Geological Map of the Parish of Lesmahagow and part of the Adjacent District, 1860, with accompanying paper included, On the Old Red Sandstone of the South of Scotland, 12pp. Scale 1"=2miles, B/W print, folded, 8.5"x16". In very good condition.
£10
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No.
15
Publisher
Geikie, Archibald
Description

Geological Map of Scotland, 1876 (d.o.m.), 1”=10miles (1:633,600). Colour print, dissected and mounted on linen folded into book-style brown cloth covered board covers. Map lightly age toned with panel edges detaching from linen. The printed cloth cover is bumped and fraying at the edges, the cloth spine is beginning to split. Map in good condition, cover in fair condition. The map shows the misinterpreted geology of Murchison as Silurian
£120

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