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Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales with a Part of Scotland (The first geological map of Artist: Smith, William (1769-1839)

Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales with a Part of Scotland (The first geological map of Artist: Smith, William (1769-1839)


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Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales with a Part of Scotland (The first geological map of Artist: Smith, William (1769-1839)

Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales with a Part of Scotland (The first geological map of Britain), 1815. From a private collection

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Media ID 15015638

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Cartography Geology Great Britain Smith Wales Colour Lithograph


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This print showcases the historic "Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales with a Part of Scotland" which is recognized as the first geological map of Britain. Created by the talented artist William Smith in 1815, this remarkable piece resides in a private collection. The intricate details and vibrant colors depicted in this fine art image highlight Smith's mastery in cartography and geology. Through his meticulous work, he unveils the complex layers that make up England, Wales, and a portion of Scotland. This groundbreaking map provides an invaluable insight into the geological composition of these regions. As we gaze upon this mesmerizing print, we are transported back to a time when scientific exploration was at its peak. It serves as a testament to human curiosity and our relentless pursuit of knowledge about our surroundings. Beyond its scientific significance, this artwork also holds historical value. It represents an important milestone in British history, marking the beginning of systematic geological mapping that would revolutionize various fields such as mining, engineering, and land management. Whether you are fascinated by geology or simply appreciate fine art images that capture moments from history, this print offers both aesthetic beauty and intellectual intrigue. It stands as a tribute to William Smith's pioneering spirit and enduring legacy within the realms of cartography and geology.

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