SDUK Map of New York

£450.00

Map of New York with inset views of Broadway and City Hall

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Title

SDUK Map of New York

Mapmaker(s)

SDUK

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1840

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

32.5 x 40 cm

Full Description

Steel engraving, 32.5 x 40 cm, original hand colour, blank verso. Map of New York with inset views of Broadway and City Hall, and detail of the railroads and principal public buildings.

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.