Title: ‘General map of strata found in England & Wales’
Creator: William Smith (1769-1839)
Description: ‘General map of strata found in England & Wales’, comprising geological colouring on a printed index map of England and Wales from ‘A general atlas’ by Robert Wilkinson, 1794.
The map and two other items were presented to the Society by Smith, February 1831, in gratitude at being awarded the Society’s first Wollaston Medal. An inscription by Smith is on the bottom right hand corner.
The map hung in the library until c.1980s. Light has faded the colouring and base map, which is further exacerbated by its frequent varnishing over the years.
Date: 1794 & 1801
Format: Hand colouring on printed base map
Archive reference: LDGSL/740
Image reference: 07-137
Recommended print size: Up to A4 (30 x 20cm)