Geikie, Sir Archibald; Geological Map of Scotland with Descriptive Text. John Bartholomew & Co., The Edinburgh Geographical Institute, 1892. Octavo, blue cloth case, 23 page descriptive text, folded colored map in 24 panels, measures approximately 35 by 24 inches.
The map and text are in the original blue cloth case with gilt titles on the cover. Light spotting to case, map is in very good condition.
Geikie (1835-1924) was a prominent Scottish geologist. In 1855 Geikie was appointed to the Geological Survey of Great Britain, under Sir Roderick I. Murchison. Ten years later he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society, and, when a separate branch of the Geological Survey was established for Scotland in 1867, Geikie became its director. In 1871 he became the first Murchison professor of geology and mineralogy at the University of Edinburgh.