Untitled No. 3 (Western Pacific)


J. & C. Walker (1759 - 1759)

Very detailed map of Australia and the western Pacific.

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Untitled No. 3 (Western Pacific)




J. & C. Walker (1759 - 1759)


In good condition.


Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

x 280mm
Untitled No. 3 (Western Pacific) - Antique Map from 1844

Genuine antique



Very detailed map of Australia and the western Pacific.


The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was established 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 for people who were unable to obtain formal teaching, or who preferred self-education. Particularly the town plans that were produced, which often included beautiful and intricate vignettes of the cityscape. Importantly, S.D.U.K (as it is often called) recorded the latest inland 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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