Very attractive and detaiuled map and street plan of Philadelphia.
This 1840 map or plan of the city of Philadelphia was published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Individual streets, important buildings, rivers, squares, piers and neighborhoods are marked A key in the lower left lists the various locations marked on the map. there are two vignettes, one of the United States Bank and another of the Exchange.
SDUK Published some of the finest Ninetyeenthg century city plans and this is no exception
Hand coloured Vignettes Original colour on streets
code : M3656
Cartographer : S.D.U.K
Date : 1840 London
Size : 39*31 cms
availability : Available
Price : £165
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.