Geographical diagram drawn and engraved by John Emslie. The map depicts the physical geomorphology of Great Britain and Ireland, including the main upland regions, as well as the depths of the sea surrounding the British Isles, and tidal action. The small inset map at the bottom right shows the distribution of rainfall acros the British Isles, and beneath the main map there are two sections, taken south to north from Beach Head to Cape Wrath, and west to east from Dangle Bay (on the west coast of Ireland) to Yarmouth. From a selection of 44 scientific teaching diagrams, published by James Reynolds, (174 Strand, London) 1850-1860, on geology, geography, astronomy and natural philosophy.
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