Punch,  16 (1849), 91.

The Terra Incognita of Lincoln's Inn Fields



News-Commentary, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]


N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Exploration, Natural History, Botany, Zoology, Vulcanology, Mapping

People mentioned:

James C Ross , William E Parry

    Responding to the Builder's notion of popularizing the 'inclosure' of Lincoln's Inn Fields, claims that this territory has a geography 'beyond comprehension' and needs a 'regularly qualified surveyor' to report on its 'Botany, Zoology and other natural features'. The illustrations show the map of the fields furnished by 'rumour', and a representation of supposed animals in the woods of the region. The map includes such unlikely features as a supposed extinct volcano and a town.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]