Geological Maps of Oxfordshire
Posted by John Henry on
I would like to assure you that, as we work from home, Nineteenth Century Geological Maps is continuing to operate. Under the current anti-Covid19 instructions, my daily walk to the nearby Post Office, and delivery of purchases has not been affected, so far. However, the situation is evolving and may impact on us, but I will keep you informed. Please check our COVID-19 page for up to date details, or feel free to contact me for current delivery advice.
A silver lining is the increased amount of time available to describe, photograph and upload a large backlog of interesting material, and here is the first instalment – on Oxfordshire and environs.
Oxfordshire’s place in the history of geology is long, from Doctor Plot, through William Smith, John Phillips to W.J. Arkell. We have just acquired Smith’s 1823 Geological Map of Oxfordshire - and we also have several affordable reproductions including this reproduced extract from Smith's 1815 map of England and Wales
We also have added several interesting books on Oxfordshire and adjacent Jurassic sites in the south of England:
- John Phillips’ Geology of Oxford and the Thames Valley, 1871
- Geological Map of Oxfordshire and Berkshire, 1914, from Stanford’s Geological Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland
- W.J. Arkell’s The Geology of Oxford, 1947
- W.J. Arkell’s Oxford Stone, 1947
- W.J. Arkell’s The Jurassic System in Great Britain, 1933
- W.J. Arkell’s On the Nature, Origin and Climatic Significance of the Coral Reefs in the Vicinity of Oxford, 1935 (extract)
With best wishes for your good health,