Attractive and early map 1838 of the 2 islands.Interesting detail with not many settlements.Supposed gold fields,appearance of a fine harbour etc.Excellent hand colour.Mint condition.


code : M2459

Cartographer : S.D.U.K

Date : 1838 London

Size : 40*31cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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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.