Switzerland Schwiez La Suisse


Title:
Switzerland Schwiez La Suisse
Date:
C1838
Mapmaker:
J & C Walker
Image Size:
315mm x 390mm
Condition:
In good condition
Technique:
Copper engraving with original hand colouring
Price:

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Regular Price: $A 75

Special Price: $A 53

Stock Number:
SDUK 037 EU SWI (F26)
Description:

Very detailed map of Switzerland published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Biography:

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded in 1826 and was a London organisation that published inexpensive but high quality maps intended to adapt scientific and similarly high-minded material for the rapidly expanding reading public. It was established mainly at the instigation of Lord Brougham with the ambition of publishing information to people who were unable to obtain formal teaching, or who preferred self-education.  Particularly the town plans that were produced often included beautiful and intricate vignettes of the cityscape.  Importantly, SDUK (as it is often called) recorded the latest discoveries in Australia and America at the height of the European exploration of both nations. It received quite a lot of criticism from scholars and the elite due to its progressive influence in education reform; however despite its opposition, the forward-looking ideals of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge played a meaningful part in nineteenth-century educational history.

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