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SDUK Map of Paris Environs

SKU: 9472

SDUK Map of Paris Environs

Date of publication:

Printed Measurement:
33 x 39.5 cm


  • Baldwin & Craddock
  • Colour:


  • SDUK
  • The population of Paris in 1831, early in the reign of King Louis-Philippe, was 785,000. Like most major cities, Paris expanded rapidly as the century advanced.

    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 39.5 cm, original hand colour, numbered in an old hand, blank verso.