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The index map of the first geological map of France

DUFRENOY, P.A. & ELIE DE BEAUMONT, J.B.

Tableau d'Assemblage des Six Feuilles de la Carte Géologique de la France Exécutée sous la Direction de M.r Brochant de Villiers, Inspecteur général des MInes...
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1841. Fine original colour. Printed area 525 x 550mm, backed on original linen.

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The index map to the first geological map of France, on a scale of 1/2,000,00 rather than the original 1/500,000.
The original map was created by Armand Dufrénoy (1792-1857) and Léonce Elie de Beaumont (1798-1874) under the supervision of André Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840). After visiting England to learn the techniques of George Bellas Greenough, who had published a six-sheet geological map of England in 1820, the pair divided France between them and began their research in 1825. Having finished a preliminary survey by 1829, the pair joined together to re-examine some of some areas in greater detail. After finishing their travels in 1836 they spent another five years preparing and engraving their map and writing the accompanying text. The map and first volume of the 'Explication de la carte géologique de la France was published in 1841 with a second volume in 1848; further volumes were published 1873, 1878 & 1879.
In recognition of their work, Dufrénoy and Elie de Beaumont were made commanders of the Légion d'honneur, and the Geological Society of London awarded them the Wollaston Medal, their highest award.


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The index map of the first geological map of France

DUFRENOY, P.A. & ELIE DE BEAUMONT, J.B.

Tableau d'Assemblage des Six Feuilles de la Carte Géologique de la France Exécutée sous la Direction de M.r Brochant de Villiers, Inspecteur général des MInes...
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1841. Fine original colour. Printed area 525 x 550mm, backed on original linen.

Original folds.

The index map to the first geological map of France, on a scale of 1/2,000,00 rather than the original 1/500,000.
The original map was created by Armand Dufrénoy (1792-1857) and Léonce Elie de Beaumont (1798-1874) under the supervision of André Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840). After visiting England to learn the techniques of George Bellas Greenough, who had published a six-sheet geological map of England in 1820, the pair divided France between them and began their research in 1825. Having finished a preliminary survey by 1829, the pair joined together to re-examine some of some areas in greater detail. After finishing their travels in 1836 they spent another five years preparing and engraving their map and writing the accompanying text. The map and first volume of the 'Explication de la carte géologique de la France was published in 1841 with a second volume in 1848; further volumes were published 1873, 1878 & 1879.
In recognition of their work, Dufrénoy and Elie de Beaumont were made commanders of the Légion d'honneur, and the Geological Society of London awarded them the Wollaston Medal, their highest award.


Stock ID : 22488

£650

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