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Author: William Smith (1769-1839)
The first large-scale geological map of England and Wales, setting the pattern for geological cartography, and founding stratigraphic geology. Recently called (hyperbolically) "the map that changed the world'' cite{Winchester:2001}. (Smith's map was first drawn in 1801, but the final version was not published until 1815.)
Mediaitems: Smith's map, in zoomable sections, William Smith (1769-1839), "The Father of English Geology'', William Smith portrait, Smith's 1815 map, William Smith, from "The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology'', William Smith, history, William "Strata'' Smith on the Web, Transcript of pages from Smith's 1816--1824 Strata Identified By Organized Fossils
Category: Cartography