Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 562

"Geological Map of England and Wales", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1847 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 15.2 inches
30.5 x 38.6 cm

Superb thematic map with bright hand coloring to illustrate twenty geological formations. Filled with fascinating details such as the location of the quarries where the building stones for Parliament were taken, fossil beds, and mineral and gem deposits. Drawn by S.P. Woodward, engraved by J & C Walker, and colored by T. Malby. This is one of the few maps we have ever seen that identifies the colorist, attesting to the incredible workmanship presented in the coloring of this map.


Condition: B

Original color. Some toning just into the image in upper margin, two fold splits repaired on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 3/6/2007