William Smith Geological Map Print

  • exclusive to the Museum 
  • mounted print: W29.7cm x H42cm 
  • 225g 
  • made with Forest Stewardship Council-certified card, sustainable vegetable-based inks 

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Description / William Smith Geological Map Print

In 1815, something quite extraordinary happened. The first geological map of Britain was published, and it was all the work of one person, William Smith. He used vivid colours and shading techniques to illustrate the different layers of rock in England, Wales and southern Scotland - thus creating a work of art as well as of scientific value.

As well as adding splashes of colour to an explorer's room or study, the print is a great talking point - and might get you thinking about the ground beneath your feet.

If you want to see a full-sized replica of the original map in all its 2.6 metre by 1.8 metre glory, book free entry tickets to the Museum and head to our Images of Nature Gallery.