LIVERPOOL .. MR GAGE'S SURVEY
Good plan of Liverpool published by SDUK ( Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge) A reduced version of Mr Gage's survey. This particular map was engraved and published by T. Starling. Detailed with all the docks. A vignette and plan of Liverpool in 1729 at top. Important buildings in outline along the bottom.
Finely engraved. Some original outline colour.
Very good condition
"Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge", published by Chapman & Hall, London, under the superintendance of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge [SDUK Atlas]
code : M4530
Cartographer : S.D.U.K
Date : 1844 London
Size : 31*40 cms
availability : Available
Price : £95
The Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge was founded by John, Earl Russell, and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England in 1827. The Society’s main purpose was to encourage universal literacy by publishing numbers of books of good quality that would be affordable to the poor. Perhaps the grandest of their publications was their atlas, originally entitled “Maps Of The Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge”, first issued by Baldwin and Cradock, and then re-issued by other publishers, latterly Edward Stanford.