SDUK Map of Turin

£175.00

Turin

In stock

Quick Description

Title

SDUK Turin

Mapmaker(s)

CLARKE, William Barnard, SDUK

Engraver(s)

HENSHALL, Josiah

Publisher

Baldwin & Craddock

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1833

Printed Area Measurements

32 x 37.5 cm

Colour

original

Full Description

Steel engraving, 32 x 37.5 cm, engraved by Josiah Henshall after W.B. Clarke, original hand colour, blank verso. Map of Turin.

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.