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SDUK Map of Marseille

SKU: 9467
£100.00

Title:
SDUK Map of Marseille

Date of publication:
1840

Printed Measurement:
33 x 40 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Charles Knight
  • Colour:
    original

    Mapmaker(s):

  • SDUK
  • Engraver(s):
    Benjamin Rees Davies

    Marseille / Ancient Massilia.

    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, 33 x 40 cm, engraved by Benjamin Rees Davies, original hand colour, numbered in an old hand in the margin, blank verso. T