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SDUK Map of Naples
SDUK Map of Naples

SDUK Map of Naples

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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

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Title

SDUK Map of Naples

Mapmaker(s)

CLARKE, William Barnard, SDUK

Engraver(s)

BRADLEY, Thomas

Publisher

Baldwin & Craddock

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1835

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

33.5 x 40.5 cm

Full Description

Steel engraving, 33.5 x 40.5 cm, engraved by Thomas Bradley after W.B. Clarke, cut close, as usual with this map of Naples, 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.

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