Early Geological Maps of Europe: Central Europe 1750 to 1840 by Jan Kozák, Alena Čejchanová, Zdeněk Kukal, Karel Pošmourný

By Jan Kozák, Alena Čejchanová, Zdeněk Kukal, Karel Pošmourný

This publication specializes in the presentation and assessment of geological maps of the vital Europe from 1750 as much as 1840. Milestones in presentation of stratigraphy and tectonics and new geological versions on such maps can be underlined. Map descriptions comprise basics editorial information in addition to the map author’s association and biographies. It represents for the zone of the primary Europe the 1st paintings of this kind. Geological maps symbolize geological synthesis and point out the extent of geological wisdom all through historical past. They function directions for an fiscal usage of mineral deposits and extra geological investigation.

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Theil, Table I. Verlag der Raspische Buchhandlung, Nürnberg. Mapped Area Approximately 60,000 km2. Title in English Geographic map of the Grand-principality of Transylvania. Mapping Area In the geographical map there are districts of Transylvania and a small part of Hungary (recent Romania and Hungary). Size of the Document 456 × 436 mm. Deposition Information Geological Institute of Hungary, Dept. of Geo-informatics. Inventory number 224. E. Fichtel’s map is not a geological map in the true sense of the word, but it contains some interesting geological data.

Also shown is the historical Litoměřice County, including indicated borders with adjacent Bohemian counties, Saxony, and part of Upper Lusatia. Size of the Document 380 × 320 mm. Deposition Information The book with map supplement is deposited in the Library of the Czech Geological Survey, Prague. Signature I C 167. Supplementary Information The author took advantage of knowledge of his native country and its surroundings. He was able to recognize main geological provinces, such as the Bohemian Central Mts.

Fichtel’s map is not a geological map in the true sense of the word, but it contains some interesting geological data. According to F. Síkhegyi (Čejchanová et al. 2010) the aforementioned attachment to the book contains a list of mineral deposits and individual minerals, as well as of fossils. As expected, neither stratigraphy nor tectonics are mentioned at all. A depiction of salt mines and other salt occurrences is of special interest because of the date of this map. 24 2 Descriptions of Individual Maps with Their Reproduction Map 08 Petrographische Landkarte des Hochstifts Fuld.

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