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SDUK Map of Geneva

SKU: 9485
£150.00

Title:
SDUK Map of Geneva

Date of publication:
c.1840

Printed Measurement:
32 x 40 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Charles Knight
  • Colour:
    original

    Mapmaker(s):

  • SDUK
  • Engraver(s):
    Benjamin Rees Davies

    Geneva (Genève)

    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 32 x 40 cm, engraved by Benjamin Rees Davies, original hand colour, map of environs on a scroll top right, vignette view of Geneva at the foot, a couple of trivial spots and stains, numbered in and old hand, blank verso.