Geological Map and Sections of the Isle of Wight and the Adjacent Parts of Hampshire and Dorsetshire

During his period as President of the Society in 1811, Sir Henry Charles Englefield pursued his geological interests. He commissioned Thomas Webster to make careful observations of the geology of the Isle of Wight, the first result of which was a hand-coloured map. Also showing parts of Hampshire and Dorset, this is a particularly impressive example of how the activities of the Society helped shape our understanding of the construction and age of the earth. Englefield published his chief topographical work, A Description of the Picturesque Beauties, Antiquities and Geological Phaenomena of the Isle of Wight in 1816.

Artist / Maker
Thomas Webster (1772-1844)
Type
printedbook
Date
1816
Origin
English
Material
Coloured engraving
Dimensions
40 x 76cm
Location
Burlington House