SDUK Map of the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia & ValettaSKU: 6366
SDUK Map of the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia & Valetta
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32 x 36.5 cm
John & Charles Walker
Balearic Islands/Corsica and Sardinia/Valetta
Steel engraving, 32 x 36.5 cm, engraved by J. & C. Walker, original hand colour, blank verso. Map of the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and Valetta.
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.