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Possibly reprints of some of the maps published 'under the superintendence of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1830 - 1844, in its 'Maps of the Society' (1844) and its 'General atlas' (1853); cf. Phillips, #794 and #811; maps themselves dated 1830-1842. Title from spine of outer case. Map imprints list as publishers: Baldwin and Cradock (30, 1830-1837), Charles Knight & Co. (3, 183[8?]-1840); Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (8, 1838-1840), Chapman and Hall (2, 1842); one (Hamburg) is without imprint. All 41 x 36 cm. except the maps for Venice (in two parts) and London, which are 41 x 66 cm. Most include pictorial insets. 25 of these listed as drawn by W.B. Clarke, 15 as engraved by B.R. Davies, 13 as engraved, drawn and/or printed by J. Henshall; and 1-3 each as engraved and/or printed by J. & C. Walker and 6 others. Most maps are of European cities, except for: Calcutta. Also includes Pompeii, Rome (ancient) as well as Rome (modern). Many map captions include French, German or Italian listings, depending on location of city. RB copy IMPERFECT? Of the 50 maps listed in Phillips, this collection does not include: Amsterdam, Canton and approaches, London & environs, Paris & environs, Philadelphia, New York, Vienna.
Collection: Huntington Rare Book Maps | Maps, Huntington Digital Library
Medium: [43] maps : col. plans ; 41 x 36 cm


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ARGOMENTI : # in Biografie e storie vere / Diari e lettere
TAG : tag: Cities and towns - Europe - Maps. , Cities and towns, Ancient - Maps. , Cities and towns - Asia - Maps.
DATAZIONE: 1830 - 1842