SDUK Map of ConstantinopleSKU: 9466
SDUK Map of Constantinople
Date of publication:
32.5 x 39 cm
Benjamin Rees Davies
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.
Condition & Materials
Steel engraving, 32.5 x 39 cm, engraved by Benjamin Rees Davies after Jean Jacques Hellert, original hand colour, slight toning, blank verso.