SDUK Genoa

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Genoa

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Quick Description

Title

SDUK Genoa

Mapmaker(s)

CLARKE, William Barnard, SDUK

Engraver(s)

DAVIES, Benjamin Rees

Publisher

Baldwin & Craddock

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1836

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

32.5 x 40 cm

Full Description

Steel engraving, 32.5 x 40 cm, engraved by B.R. Davies after W.B. Clarke, original hand colour, 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.