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Maps of Wales - 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

The QJGS, published 1845 to 1973, continued but with colour printing of maps, with particularly good periods in the 1850s-1870s and the 1920s-1930s.

No.
1
Publisher
George, Neville QJGS
Description
Geological Map of the West of the Vale of Glamorgan,1933, with accompanying paper as off-print included, The Carboniferous Limestone series in the West of the Vale of Glamorgan, 52pp + one other photo plate. Scale 1"=.5miles, 16"x28", printed area 15.5"x20.5". In very good condition, folded colour print.
£14
Photo
No.
3
Publisher

Wills, LJ & Smith, B.

QJGS
Description
Geological Sketch-Map of the Country around Llangollen, 1922, with accompanying paper as off-print included, The Lower Palaeozoic Rocks of the Llangollen District, 51pp + 2 other plates. Scale 1"=1mile, 14"x16.5" (12"x12.5"). In good condition, folded colour price
£10
Photo
No.
4 SOLD
Publisher

Cox, AH

QJGS
Description
Geological Map of the Abereiddy and Abercastle District, Pembrokeshire, 1915, with accompanying paper included, The Geology of the District between Abereiddy and Abercastle, 70pp + plate of sections, and 4 photo plates. Scale 1"=.25miles, 8.5"x23". In good condition, folded colour print. Small library stamp in margin.
£12
Photo
No.
5
Publisher
Jones, OT & Pugh, WJ
QJGS
Description
Map Illustrating the Geology of the District around Machynlleth and the Llynfant Valley, 1915, with accompanying paper included, The Geology of the District around Machynlleth and the Llynfant Valley 44pp. Scale 1"=.33miles,19"x21.5". In very good condition, folded colour print. Small library stamp in margin.
£14
Photo
No.
6 SOLD
Publisher
Thomas, HT &Jones, OT
QJGS
Description
Geological Map of the Brawdy and Haycastle District, Pembrokeshire, 1912, with accompanying paper included, On the Pre-Cambrian and Cambrian Rocks of Brawdy, Haycastle and Brimaston, Pibrokeshire, Scale 1"=.5miles, 11"x19". In very good condition, folded colour print. Small library stamp in margin.
£14
Photo
No.
7 SOLD
Publisher
QJGS
Description

Sketch Map of the Geology of the St Davids District,1884. Scale 1"=1mile, 8"x11". In very good condition, folded colour print.

£12
Photo
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