Title: Map of the Silurian Region and adjacent counties of England & Wales geologically illustrated…

Creator: Roderick Murchison (1792-1871)

Description: Geological map of ‘The Silurian region and adjacent counties of England & Wales geologically illustrated … from the Ordnance Survey coloured in the field during the years 1831-8’.

In 1839, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison published his seminal work ‘The Silurian system, founded on geological researches in the counties of Salop, Hereford, Radnor, Montgomery, Caermarthen, Brecon, Pembroke, Monmouth, Gloucester, Worcester and Stafford; with descriptions of the coal-fields and overlying formations’ (London: John Murray), which described the Silurian strata found in South Wales and the West Midlands of England. Included in the text was this map of Siluria as outlined by Murchison, the very first map of Silurian geology in the world.

Publisher: J Gardner

Date: [?1838]

Format: Geological map, ink and water-colours on paper.

Image reference: 07-19

Size of original:  95 cm x 148 cm.

Recommended print size: 100 x 70 cm

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