Title: Carte des Etats-Unis de l’Amerique-Nord [Map of North America]

Creator: William Maclure

Description: At an approximate scale of 1:7,000,000

Map was published in: Maclure, William, “Suite des observations sur la geologie des États-Unis servant a l’explication de la carte ci-jointe”, Journal de Physique, de Chimie, d’Histoire Naturelle et des Arts, vol  72 (1811), pp137 -165.

William Maclure (1763-1840), was born in Ayr, Scotland.  He became a partner in an American mercantile house and travelled to France and Virginia until 1803 when he returned to Britain.   In 1807 he commenced the Herculean task of geologically mapping the United States.  His first attempt was published in 1809.  This is his second revised version, published in 1811.  Maclure published further revisions in 1817.

The map delineates the geology based on Wernerian principles of rock classification.

Date: [1811]

Format: Handcoloured. Printed on paper. Dissected and mounted on linen

Image reference: 07-119

Size of original: 60 cm. x 45 cm.

Recommended print size: up to 70 x 50 cm.

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