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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Date:
1842
Short Title:
Boston, Charlestown, Roxbury.
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
London
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
38
Obj Width cm:
30
Scale 1:
17,000
Note:
Engraved map. Relief shown by hachures. Hand col.
Reference:
Branch, M.C. An atlas of rare city maps, p. 98-99; Map Collectors' Circle. North American city plans, 6.
State/Province:
Massachusetts
City:
Boston (Mass.)
Full Title:
Boston with Charlestown and Roxbury. Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Engraved by B.R. Davies. London, published by Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand, August 1842. (1844)
List No:
0890.166
Page No:
(168)
Series No:
175
Engraver or Printer:
Davies, B. R.
Publication Author:
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Pub Date:
1844
Pub Title:
Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Vol. 1. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1844.
Pub Reference:
Phillips, 794.
Pub 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.
Pub List No:
0890.000
Pub Type:
World Atlas
Pub Maps:
207
Pub Height cm:
43
Pub Width cm:
37
Image No:
0890166
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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