Knipe’s Geological map of England and Wales
By KNIPE, James Alexander, 1837
A Geological Map of England and Wales, and Part of Scotland Showing also the Inland Navigation By means of Rivers and Canals with their elevation in feet above the sea together with the Rail Roads and Principal Roads.
- Author: KNIPE, James Alexander
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: by J. & C. Walker, No. 9 Castle Street Holborn
- Publication date: March, 31st 1837.
- Physical description: Hand-coloured engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, geological section from ‘Lands End to the German Sea’ in bottom border, key upper right, green cloth pull-off slipcase, red morocco label, lettered in gilt to spine.
- Dimensions: 1390 by 1000mm (54.75 by 39.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 10762
A particularly attractive map with much of the geological information based on the earlier work of Smith, MacCulloch, Greenough and Smith’s nephew John Phillips. The map has cross sections and notes referring to mineral deposits which were vital, at that period, for the industries and wealth of the country.
State 3: the map has been heavily re-engraved. The original title has been erased and re-engraved in the north sea, together with a key to the railways and canals. Above the title the explanation of the colouring has been re-engraved, with the map now extending as far as Forfar.