top menu

SDUK Map of Boston
SDUK Map of Boston

SDUK Map of Boston

£250.00

Boston with Charlestown and Roxbury

In stock

Quick Description

Title

SDUK Map of Boston

Mapmaker(s)

SDUK

Engraver(s)

DAVIES, Benjamin Rees

Publisher

Chapman & Hall

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1842

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

38 x 30 cm

Full Description

Steel engraving, 38 x 30 cm, map of Boston engraved by Benjamin Rees Davies, with original hand colour, blank verso. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded in 1826 with the high-minded aim of making ‘useful’ information available to self-taught members of the working and lower middle classes. Some of the material was decidedly abstruse, subscribers fell away and the Society was wound up in 1848; however, the series of 209 maps published over a 14 year period from 1829 onwards were highly praised for their superior quality, accuracy and aesthetic appeal and remain an outstanding achievement.

Product Enquiry