SDUK 1836 Map of London

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Title

SDUK 1836 Map of London

Mapmaker(s)

CLARKE, William Barnard, SDUK

Engraver(s)

HENSHALL, Josiah

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1836

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

41.5 x 69 cm [sheet size]

Full Description

Steel engraving, map of London 35 x 64 cm, sheet size 41.5 x 69 cm, engraved by Josiah Henshell after William Barnard Clarke; vignettes of the Tower and London from Holloway, architectural elevations in the lower margin; original hand colour, light offsetting, numbered in an old hand top right, 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. Howgego, Printed maps of London, 354 (2).