SDUK Map of Principal World RiversSKU: 9471
SDUK Map of Principal World Rivers
Date of publication:
40.5 x 32.5 cm
A Map of the Principal Rivers shewing the 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 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, 40.5 x 32.5 cm, engraved by Thomas Starling, original hand colour in outline, trivial spotting, numbered in an old hand, blank verso.