C1831

France III

Mapmaker:

J & C Walker

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

$A 55

S/N: SDUK-036-EU-FRA–227217
(F18)
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Full Title:

France III

Date:

C1831

Mapmaker:

J & C Walker

Condition:

Small tear at right sheet edge, otherwise in good condition with fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

400mm 
x 280mm

Paper Size: 

473mm 
x 330mm
AUTHENTICITY
France III - Antique Print from 1831

Genuine antique
dated:

1831

Description:

Very detailed map of southern France 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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