SDUK Map of StockholmSKU: 9491
This map of Stockholm, with a view of of the city on a scroll bottom left, was published by the SDUK.
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, 33.5 x 40.5 cm, engraved by Benjamin Rees Davies after William Barnard Clarke, original hand colour, cut close, as usual with this map (narrow upper margin, very edge of vignette cropped bottom left), short closed tear, top right, blank verso. Read less