C1836

Eastern Islands or Malay Archipelago.

Mapmaker:

J & C Walker

Early edition of this detailed map of south east Asia, extending from Burma to New Guinea, published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

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S/N: SDUK-110-ASI–187904
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Full Title:

Eastern Islands or Malay Archipelago.

Date:

C1836

Mapmaker:

J & C Walker

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

395mm 
x 317mm
AUTHENTICITY
Eastern Islands or Malay Archipelago. - Antique Map from 1836

Genuine antique
dated:

1836

Description:

Early edition of this detailed map of south east Asia, extending from Burma to New Guinea, published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Mapmaker:

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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