SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge) New York
Chapman & Hall London 1840
steel engraved map with original outline colouring; overall size 35 x 41 cm. some slight toning around edges; some marginal tears,not affecting image; o/w vg cond.
Very detailed with various vignettes, 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: 2808] £250 ($360)