The Map That Changed The World
The map, the first geological map of a nation ever produced, shows the geological strata of England, Wales and part of Scotland. The newly discovered copy is thought to have been one of the first ten produced by William Smith (1769-1839). He is considered the father of stratigraphy and geological mapping. Smith’s map of England and Wales became the basis for all future geological maps of any country, and influenced geological surveys around the world.