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SDUK Map of the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia & Valetta

SKU: 6366
£75.00

Title:
SDUK Map of the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia & Valetta

Date of publication:
1831

Printed Measurement:
32 x 36.5 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Baldwin & Craddock
  • Colour:
    original

    Mapmaker(s):

  • SDUK
  • Engraver(s):
    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.