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SDUK Map of Philadelphia
SDUK Map of Philadelphia

SDUK Map of Philadelphia

£200.00

Map of Philadelphia with original hand colour,

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Quick Description

Title

SDUK Map of Philadelphia

Mapmaker(s)

SDUK

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1840

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

38 x 30 cm

Full Description

Steel engraving, 38 x 30 cm, map of Philadelphia 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.

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