Descriptions Geological, Topographical and Antiquarian in East Yorkshire, between the Rivers Humber and Tees; with a Trigonometrically Surveyed Map
Descriptions Geological, Topographical and Antiquarian in East Yorkshire, between the Rivers Humber and Tees; with a Trigonometrically Surveyed Map, extending Twenty-five Miles from Scarborough; accompanied by a Map of all Yorkshire, two of England and Eighteen More Descriptive Plates of Diagrams, etc, all in Illustration of the Above Subjects, with occasional Remarks, Growing out of these Topics. 1855. Printed for the author. The title is a precursor to a garrulous and discursive text; however, it has Knox’s one inch scale engraved trigonometric map of the Scarborough area. The 1821 version of this map was coloured geologically by William Smith and donated to the Geological Society on the occasion of the Wollaston Medal being awarded to him in 1831. In this edition, Knox has added an informative geological coastal section; see map LINK for fuller description. Original embossed green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Worn and bumped. Top of both hinges is torn with front hinge loose. Text is age-toned. Withdrawn stamp on front end paper and library blind stamp to title page. In fair condition, rare.