10th Aug, 2022 12:00

A Cabinet of Curiosities: including an Important Natural History Collection

Lot 531


a folio of finely hand coloured geological maps (no. 2 missing), engraved at the Ordnance Survey office, Southampton, variously dated mid-to-late-19th century, all bearing W.H. Milnes printer and stationer, Wakefield stamp, linen backed, each leaf 42cm x 58cm


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Sold for £3,500
Estimated at £2,500 - £3,500

Condition Report

The sheets are bound into a large folio, the exterior is quite heavily worn and scuffed; the stated scale is ‘Scale of one inch to a Statute Mile’.
Page/Map 1 is annotated as ‘Sheet 98 N. E. (New Series Sheet 39)’ but obviously numbered ‘1’ in the top right corner, a Page/Map 2 is missing and resumes at Page/Map 3, annotated as ‘Sheet 98 S. E. (New Series Sheet 49)’, the latest date listed on this map is 1892 relating to certain revisions.
The Pages/Maps then proceed numerically according to the numbers printed in bold in the upper right corners #3-30
Preceding Page/Map 1 is a partial map of Thirsk and Malton (this torn and discoloured) so a total of 30 maps, 29 (missing Page/Map 2 as stated) are hand coloured geological maps in a numerical series according to the numbers in the upper right.
Some example latest listed dates are Page/Map 5 1879, 10 1858, 18 1887, 20 no listed dates, 25 1885, 30 1875.
There are marks to the borders of the maps and the leaves as well as some staining, mostly to the backs or ledges of the sheets but occasionally affecting the maps as well as general browning to varying degrees.
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