Very detailed map locating towns, roads and county lines. Legend further identifies bridges, court houses, post offices, springs and villages of the day.

:int Condition.

code : M2300

Cartographer : S.D.U.K

Date : 1844

Size : 36*32cms

availability : Available

Price : £85

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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.