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A Presentation Copy of the first geological map of France

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

Carte Géologique de la France exécutee sous la direction de M.r Brouchant de Villiers, Inspecteur géneral des Mines, par MM. Dufrénoy et Elie de Beaumont, Ingenieurs des Mines, commencée soud l'administration fr M.r Becquey, Directeur général des Ponts et Chaussées des Mines, terminée en 1840... [WITH] Explication de la Carte Géologique de la France. Tome Premier.
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1841, First Edition. Lithographic map in fine original colour, dissected and laid on linen in six sections, total 2190 x 2240mm, with half calf pull-off slipcase; with two text volumes (1841 & 1848), 4to, half calf with marbled boards, several text engravings, vol. 1 with a coloured folding index map. With a presentation inscription from Dufrénoy to his step-father.

The first geological map of France, on a scale of 1/500,000, 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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Stock Id :22479

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A Presentation Copy of the first geological map of France

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

Carte Géologique de la France exécutee sous la direction de M.r Brouchant de Villiers, Inspecteur géneral des Mines, par MM. Dufrénoy et Elie de Beaumont, Ingenieurs des Mines, commencée soud l'administration fr M.r Becquey, Directeur général des Ponts et Chaussées des Mines, terminée en 1840... [WITH] Explication de la Carte Géologique de la France. Tome Premier.
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1841, First Edition. Lithographic map in fine original colour, dissected and laid on linen in six sections, total 2190 x 2240mm, with half calf pull-off slipcase; with two text volumes (1841 & 1848), 4to, half calf with marbled boards, several text engravings, vol. 1 with a coloured folding index map. With a presentation inscription from Dufrénoy to his step-father.

The first geological map of France, on a scale of 1/500,000, 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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