Old geological & palaeontological map of British Isles (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland), 1854, by A.K. Johnston and Edward Forbes
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This is a rather unusual map of the geological (rock) and palaeontological (fossil) regions of the entire British Isles, including England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. What's even more unusual is that it was created a long time ago in 1854, engraved by A.K. Johnston from the notes and recordings of Edward Forbes.
It is incredibly rare to have a full colour, highly detailed map of the United Kingdom (and the British Isles) from the 1850s. The detail is really quite astonishing.
This map was originally disected into 12 regions, mounted on linen, and then folded up into a black leather book.
For larger versions of this map, for spaces such as pubs, bars, restaurants or offices, please see this listing: https://uniquemaps.co.uk/collections/large-old-maps/products/large-old-map-of-uk-british-isles-england-scotland-wales-ireland-up-to-4m-13ft-1611-1854-vintage-wall-art-framed-or-unframed
You can buy just the map, or you can buy a framed version. The framed version has a nice, simple black frame that will make the map pop out nicely on your wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a framed version of one of the larger maps.
This is a lovely, highly detailed map that would look great on any wall - and it would make a lovely gift, too. A full colour map like this, particularly of this subject matter, is unusual from the 1850s.
We also have this same map, but only showing Scotland, if that's more your kind of thing.
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Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.