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Scanned image of map cover Bicentennial geological map of Britain 1815-2015

This map commemorates the two-hundredth anniversary of the publication of the first geological map of Britain, by William Smith (1769-1839). It depicts modern geological bedrock data in the style of Smith's early nineteenth century cartography.

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Scanned image of map cover Memoir to the delineation of the strata of England and Wales with part of Scotland by William Smith

This is a reproduction of William Smith's famous memoir that accompanies his 1815 geological map. Re-mastered from an original held in the British Geological Survey Library

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Scanned image of map cover William Smith 1815 Geological Map

For the first time a folded version of the William Smith 1815 geological map of England and Wales

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Scanned image of map William Smith 1815 A4 print in A3 mount

This is a miniature A4 print of William Smith's 1815 geological map in an A3 mount

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Scanned image of map cover Geological map of the British Islands, coloured

Now in folded format.
Shows the geology of the 'British Islands', comprising Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

Flat map also available Folded map details
Scanned image of map cover Isle of Wight (B&S) Special Sheet E330, 331, 344 & 345

This new 2014 Special Sheet provides a geological framework for further study of the geology of the Isle of Wight

The island offers a significant workshop for such things as lithostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and climate change.

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Historical Geological Map from 1883 BGS maps portal (1832 to 2014)

Free online viewing of over 6000 BGS maps and sections, with a 'Print-on-Demand' service for out of print maps

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Scanned image of the map Bedrock map of the UK

1:625,000 combined North and South bedrock map of the UK.

This map is a combination of the individually published North and South sheets, which for the first has been produced as one sheet.

Map size 1850 x 1132 mm.

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Scanned image of the map 1:10 000 scale geological maps

Large-scale geological mapping designed for professional use.

Maps are either 'Bedrock' (Solid), 'Superficial Deposits' (Drift) or 'Composite' (Bedrock & Superficial or Solid & Drift).

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Scanned image of the map Books and maps from other publishers

This department now includes a variety of geological books and maps from other publishers, ranging from fossil guides to field manuals, many at special prices.

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Photograph of the Keyworth Geology Shop In the Reception area of the Keyworth site you will find the Geology Shop, which sells a range of minerals, fossils, jewellery, field equipment, non-BGS books concerning geology, Ordnance Survey maps for England and Wales, in addition to BGS publications.

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