SDUK Map of Vienna

£175.00

Wien!

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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.

Condition & Materials

Steel engraving, approx 34 x 38 cm, engraved by Josiah Henshall after William Barnard Clarke, original hand colour in outline, numbered in and old hand, blank verso; the map extends beyond the border into the upper margin; architectural elevations of principal public buildings at the foot of the map.

Title

SDUK Map of Vienna

Mapmaker(s)

CLARKE, William Barnard, SDUK

Engraver(s)

HENSHALL, Josiah

Publisher

Baldwin & Craddock

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1833

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

34 x 38 cm