Good detailed plan of Paris in 1830's.
Finely engraved showing the important buildings clearly in the Pre Haussmann renovation of Paris.
Some light browning at top and bottom mainly in margins.
Original outline colour
Very good condition
code : M4817
Cartographer : S.D.U.K
Date : 1834 London
Size : 39.5*53 cms
availability : Available
Price : £135
The Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge was founded by John, Earl Russell, and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England in 1827. The Society’s main purpose was to encourage universal literacy by publishing numbers of books of good quality that would be affordable to the poor. Perhaps the grandest of their publications was their atlas, originally entitled “Maps Of The Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge”, first issued by Baldwin and Cradock, and then re-issued by other publishers, latterly Edward Stanford.