Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: London. 1843. Drawn & engraved from authentic documents & personal observation by B.R. Davies, 16 George Street, Euston Square. London, published Nov. 1, 1843 under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, by Chapman & Hall, 186 Strand (1844)

Collection: 
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author: 
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Date: 
1843
Short Title: 
London. 1843.
Publisher: 
Chapman and Hall London
Type: 
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 
39
Obj Width cm: 
64
Scale 1: 
20,200
Note: 
Engraved map. Hand col. David Rumsey Collection copy of atlas also includes 1836 ed.
Reference: 
Cf. Branch, M.C. An atlas of rare city maps, p. 30-(33) (1836 ed.). Cf. Smith, M.D. Realms of gold, 143 (ca. 1840 ed.)
Country: 
England
City: 
London (England)
Full Title: 
London. 1843. Drawn & engraved from authentic documents & personal observation by B.R. Davies, 16 George Street, Euston Square. London, published Nov. 1, 1843 under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, by Chapman & Hall, 186 Strand (1844)
List No: 
0890.184
Page No: 
(185-186)
Series No: 
193
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: 
0890184
Institution: 
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: 
Copyright 2005
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