SDUK Map of North America, feat. Texas as a Republic


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Steel engraving, approx 40 x 33 cm, engraved by John and Charles Walker, original hand colour in outline, numbered in and old hand, blank verso.

This map of North America is coloured to show the territorial boundaries as they existed before 1845, with Texas as an independent republic; the border with Canada reflecting British claims before the 1846 Oregon Treaty; and the border with Mexico as it existed before the Mexican-American War of 1846-48.

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.


SDUK Map of North America, feat. Texas as a Republic




WALKER, John & Charles


KNIGHT, Charles

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40 x 33 cm