C1836

London

Mapmaker:

John Walker (1813 - 1873)

Very detailed large scale detailed map of London, extending from Kensington to the East India docks and from Islington markets. In the lower margin are twenty five elevations of prominent buildings or landmarks. There are two insets at top right … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

London

Date:

C1836

Mapmaker:

John Walker (1813 - 1873)

Condition:

Small nick to top margin, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

628mm 
x 395mm

Paper Size: 

665mm 
x 415mm
AUTHENTICITY
London - Antique Map from 1836

Genuine antique
dated:

1836

Description:

Very detailed large scale detailed map of London, extending from Kensington to the East India docks and from Islington markets. In the lower margin are twenty five elevations of prominent buildings or landmarks. There are two insets at top right of the Tower and a view London from Copenhagen Fields.

Published by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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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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