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SDUK Map of Principal World Rivers

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SDUK Map of Principal World Rivers

Date of publication:

  • 1834
  • Printed Measurement:

  • 40.5 x 32.5 cm
  • Colour:

  • original
  • Mapmaker:

  • SDUK
  • Engraver:

  • Thomas Starling
  • A Map of the Principal Rivers shewing their courses, countries and comparative lengths

    The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded in 1826 with the high-minded aim of making 'useful' information available to the self-taught. Read more

    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, 40.5 x 32.5 cm, engraved by Thomas Starling, original hand colour in outline, trivial spotting, numbered in an old hand, blank verso. Read less