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SDUK Map of Bordeaux

SKU: 9468

SDUK Map of Bordeaux

Date of publication:

Printed Measurement:
33 x 40 cm


  • Baldwin & Craddock
  • Colour:


  • SDUK
  • Engraver(s):
    Josiah Henshall

    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 33 x 40 cm, engraved by Josiah Henshall after William Barnard Clarke, original hand colour to map with black and white views of Bordeaux beneath, small stain in the upper right hand corner, numbered in and old hand, blank verso.