Excellent early map of the islands with primarily coastal detail. Interesting notes about "mountains said to be covered with perpetual snow" , "supposed gold fields" and "supposed coal fields". Keyboard style border.

Excellent hand colour. Mint condition.

code : M2792

Cartographer : S.D.U.K

Date : 1838 / 1844 London

Size : 31*39.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £250

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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.