The William Smith Map of 1815

So today, we got an email from the Department saying that (one of their) copies of the William Smith map (touted as the first ever geological map in the world) would be on display, so I gave LB a ring (as a IA she didn’t get the email sadly), and we went to have a look at it.  My mapping supervisor (sarcastically of course) said he’d give it a 2.ii if he was marking it, partly due to an issue with the Variscan unconformity.  Anyway, needless to say it was very awesome (although as I’m obsessed with both maps and geology, that’s hardly a surprise), and a couple of pictures are attached for your perusal. Enjoy!

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