Attractive and detailed map of islands in the western mediterranean.

A very interesting antique map with three inset maps relating to the Mediterranean Sea. The first one shows detailed the Balearic Islands with many small place names along the coast. The islands are Minorca, Mallorca and Ibiza. The other inset map shows La Valetta, the capital of the island Malta. Below the title we find the explanation of this map. The third inset map, shows the islands Corsica and Sardinia. These maps are equipped with many place names along the coasts, rivers and have small place names and villages engraved.

Very good condition.

** Including the sought after very detailed plan of Valetta.

code : M2921

Cartographer : S.D.U.K

Date : 1831

Size : 31*39 cms

availability : Available

Price : £80

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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.