Charles Knight London 1845-52
orig. wash col. steel engraved town plan; 33 x 39 cm; some small marginal tears, 1 rep. tear into image, some faint foxing, o/w exc. cond.
Very detailed plan of Contanstinople , published by the Society for the Diffusion for Useful Knowledge. The Society started to publish maps of the world as a compendium to the ?Library of Useful Knowledge? from 1829 onwards. Their aim was to reach a large market by keeping production costs and end prices down but , nevertheless, their maps excelled in high quality, details, accuracy and their decorative appeal.
[ref: 1839 ]