William Smith’s 1815 map, A delineation of the Strata of England and Wales is on display at the EPS Library until Monday 6 August.
Heralded as ‘The map that changed the world’ in Simon Winchester’s popular work by the same title, it is estimated that 350 were produced and experts suspect that 120-150 survive today, making this famous and important geological map very collectable and much sought after.
The UC incarnation is numbered ‘b4’ which is a travelling set in three parts, and was inspected and signed by Smith on the morning of Tuesday 23 January 1816. How the map reached New Zealand is currently unknown, but there could be a connection with the family of John Cuff who settled on Banks Peninsula, c1853. The map was presented to Canterbury College in 1919 by Robert Speight, lecturer in Geology, Palaeontology and Physical Geography at the time.
Come along and see it for yourself.
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