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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Date:
1840
Short Title:
Parma.
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
London
Type:
Atlas Map; View
Obj Height cm:
32
Obj Width cm:
38
Scale 1:
8,000
Note:
Engraved map. Hand col. Inset: Panoramic view of Parma from the Gate of Sta. Barnaba.
Reference:
Branch, M.C. An atlas of rare city maps, p. 66-67.
Country:
Italy
City:
Parma (Italy)
Full Title:
Parma. Published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 59 Lincolns Inn Fields, February 1st. 1840. (London: Chapman & Hall, 1844)
List No:
0890.197
Page No:
(199)
Series No:
206
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:
0890197
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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