Highly detailed town plan of Boston.

One of the best published in a commercial atlas in the 19th Century One of the best plans of Boston published outside the US.

The Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge or SDUK was founded in 1826 as a means of providing a series of maps for educational purposes. One of 3 American Cities included in the series of townplans which accompanies some editions of the atlas.

code : M2373

Cartographer : S.D.U.K

Date : 1843 London

Size : 38*31cms

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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.