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French Geological Maps

Posted by John Henry on

This is the first in a series of articles about new and interesting catalogue entries. This month I’ve started with French Geological Maps, including the 1841 Carte Géologique de la France, the first geological map of all of France. Its authors, Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy (1792-1857) and Léonce Élie de Beaumont (1798-1874), were directed to produce this map of all France by Brochant de Villiers, professor of geology at the École des Mines, in response to the Geological Society of London’s Geological Map of England and Wales, published 1819-20.

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