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SDUK Map of Parma

SKU: 8046
£150.00

Title:
SDUK Map of Parma

Date of publication:
c.1840

Printed Measurement:
33 x 38 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Charles Knight
  • Colour:
    original

    Mapmaker(s):

  • SDUK
  • Parma

    Steel engraving, 33 x 38 cm, original hand colour, with black and white panoramic view of Parma at the foot, 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.