Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (fl 1829 - 1876)

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The Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge or SDUK produced two landmark publications in cartography in the first half of the 19th century. The first volume published by Baldwin and Cradock concentrated on areas of the old world, Europe, Africa, Great Britain etc.

The second volume, World Atlas, was published by Chapman & Hall in 1844 and contained maps of the new world, America, South Asia, including US state maps, colonies of Australia, South Africa, South America etc.Also included were some of the finest engraved and hand colored town and city plans published at that time

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1834 - 1840 SDUK Antique Maps of Russia x 12 Maps - Complete Set

1834 - 1840 SDUK Antique Maps of Russia x 12 Maps - Complete Set

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These twelve finely engraved hand coloured original antique maps of Russia  - a complete set - were engraved between 1834 & 1840 by J & C Walker - the dates are engraved at the foot of each map - and were published in the Baldwin & Craddock edition of the Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK) Atlas.

The maps included are;

#1 Russia General map
#2 Olonetz, Iaroslavl, Arkhangel
#3 Estonia, Livonia
#4 Novogrod, Tver, Smolensk
#5 Vilna, Grodno, Volhynia, Podolia
#6 Kalouga, Orlov, Orel, Kharkov, Ukraine
#7 Novogrod, Orenbourg, Astrkhan
#8 Podolia, Bessarabia, Kherson, Crimea
#9 Caucasus, Circassia, Astrakhan, Georgia
#10 Western Siberia, Tartary, Khiva, Bokhara
#11 Eastern Siberia
#12 Siberia & Chinese Tartary

The SDUK produced two landmark publications in cartography in the first half of the 19th century. The first volume concentrated on areas of the old world, Europe, Africa, Great Britain etc. The second volume contained maps of the new world, America, South Asia, including US state maps, colonies of Australia, South Africa, South America etc. Also included were some of the finest engraved town and city plans  published at that time.
The SDUK was published in its entirety or in part by many publishers including Baldwin and Cradock 1829-32, Chapman & Hall in 1844, Charles Knight & co. 1846 – 1852. G. Cox published the SDUK between 1852-3, Stanford 1857-70 and later revised edition were also published after Stanford.
This is a finely engraved map with beautiful original colour t on strong, clean paper. (Ref: Tooley, M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Green, red, yellow, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 16 1/2in x 13 1/2in (420mm x 345mm)ea.
Margins: - Min 1/2in (10mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$199.00 USD
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