SDUK Map of Paris EnvironsSKU: 9472
SDUK Map of Paris Environs
Date of publication:
33 x 39.5 cm
The population of Paris in 1831, early in the reign of King Louis-Philippe, was 785,000. Like most major cities, Paris expanded rapidly as the century advanced.
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, approx 33 x 39.5 cm, original hand colour, numbered in an old hand, blank verso.