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Cover: Maps of the SDUK. v.2. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), 1844

Cover: Maps of the SDUK. v.2. / Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) / 1844
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Full Title: (Covers to) Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Vol. 2. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1844.

Author: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)

Date: 1844

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)

Date: 1844

Short Title: Cover: Maps of the SDUK. v.2.

Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 43

Object Width cm: 37

Note: The SDUK, as the Society was known, produced inexpensive maps to encourage broad use in education. The maps in these two volumes were issued in parts over several years. The city plans are of particular interest, with vignettes and great detail. The gnomonic star maps were issued separately in this edition in their own covers. This is the second edition, the first being by Baldwin and Cradock, with the maps issued in numbers and later bound as a set. Rumsey Collection copy originally issued without the 6 "World on a gnomonic projection" maps; copies of them have been laid in. Atlas is bound in half leather dark brown cloth covered boards with "Maps. Vol. 1," "Maps. Vol. 2" stamped in gold on the spines. Maps with outline color; geological map of England and Wales hand colored in full color.

World Area: World

Full Title: (Covers to) Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Vol. 2. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1844.

List No: 0890F

Series No: 116

Published In: Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Vol. 1. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1844.

Publication Author: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)

Publication Date: 1844

Publication Reference: Phillips, 794.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 0890.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 207

Publication Height cm: 43

Publication Width cm: 37

Image No: 0890F

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