Sheet 95nw Drift, Old Series 1". 1881. First drift edition. Yorkshire: Scalby, Robin Hood’s Bay. Hand-coloured
Sheet 95nw Drift, Old Series 1". 1881. First drift edition. Yorkshire: Scalby, Robin Hood’s Bay. Hand-coloured engraving, 46 x 61.5cm. New series sheet number 44 in brackets following old series number. Topography 1857, geology 1881, railways not dated, issued 1897. Flat, clear plate mark. Soiled and age-toned, colours dull but transparent, small ink blot on text within sea area. 50% sea area. Extensive lithological and fossil notes along coast. Detailed scaled geological column in sea area. The Jurassic coast of the north. In fair condition.
About the England & Wales One Inch Old Series
The Geological Survey of England and Wales used the Old Series of the Ordnance Survey topographic map at a scale of one inch to the mile as its basemap, initially. These engraved basemaps were published and revised between 1805 and 1885; the sheet sizes varied and the layout and numbering system were eccentric. The Old Series geological maps were hand-coloured and without geological sections, which were published separately. The GS of E&W published the Old Series from 1850 to 1900, when it switched to the colour printing and the New Series one inch maps. However, old stock of the Old Series continued to be issued, hand-coloured, until the 1930s.