1924 Geological British Isles

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Geological Map of the British Islands based on the work of the Geological Survey JJH Teall MA LLD D.Sc FRS Director 2nd Edition 1912 Republished 1924

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Original colour lithographed linen backed folding geological map of the British Isles including the Orkney and Shetland Islands.  Printed under the direction JJH Teall Director of His Majesties Geological Survey by the Ordnance Survey Office Southampton and Published by authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Dimensions 90 × 66 cm
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Presentation

The map is mounted and framed. Framed size is 120 x 98cm

Published

England 1924

Technique

Original colour lithographed linen backed folding map

Condition

Excellent

Information

This copy was bought from Parker & Son Ltd English and Foreign Booksellers 27 Broad Street Oxford by Edward Shackleton, son of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer whilst studying at Magdalen College Oxford. In 1934 Shackleton organised the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition and chose Gordon Noel Humphreys to lead it. Shackleton accompanied the party as the assistant surveyor to Humphreys. The expedition was eventually responsible for naming Mount Oxford (after the University of Oxford) and the British Empire Range. On leaving university, he worked as a Talks Producer for the BBC in Northern Ireland – an experience that turned him away from the Conservative Party towards Labour. After wartime service in the RAF, Shackleton was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1945.

Sir Jethro Justinian Harris Teall FRS HFRSE PGS (5 January 1849 – 2 July 1924) was a British geologist and petrographist.
Teall was born in Northleach, Gloucestershire and educated at Northleach Grammar School then Berkeley Villa School in Cheltenham.
He studied Sciences at St John's College, Cambridge, specialising in Geology. In 1874, he was awarded the Sedgwick Prize for his study of lower-level greensand, a form of sandstone. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1890, mainly on account of his book British Petrography, written in 1888. He won the Bigsby Medal in 1889. He was President of the Geological Society of London 1900-1902, and won the Wollaston Medal of the Society in 1905. He was awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Dublin(DSc) and the University of Oxford (DSc) and by the University of St Andrews (LLD).
In 1901, he became the Director of His Majesty's Geological Survey, personally completing much work in north-west Scotland. He was knighted in 1916 for his contribution to the survey.

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