C1832

North America Sheet III Upper Canada with Parts of New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan

Mapmaker:

J & C Walker

Very detailed map of Ontario with three of the Five Great Lakes, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The northern areas of New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan in the United States areshown. Published by the Society for the Diffusion … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

North America Sheet III Upper Canada with Parts of New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan

Date:

C1832

Mapmaker:

J & C Walker

Condition:

In good condition with fold at right and small section of the top margin trimmed as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

450mm 
x 325mm
AUTHENTICITY
North America Sheet III Upper Canada with Parts of New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan - Antique Print from 1832

Genuine antique
dated:

1832

Description:

Very detailed map of Ontario with three of the Five Great Lakes, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The northern areas of New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan in the United States areshown.

Published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Biography:

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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