Depicts the London area from Kingston and Hamton Court Park in the southwest to Stanmore in the northwest, Hennault Forest in the northeast and St. Marys Cray and Kevingtown in the southeast. A red circle around central London indicates the “Extent of twopenny post delivery.” Crisp detail notes individual buildings, factories, kilns, butchers, farms, palaces, etc. Printed by Baldwin & Cradock of Paternoster Row, London, for the Society of for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge on February 1st 1832.Original colour.

Very good condition

code : M2486

Cartographer : S.D.U.K

Date : 1832 London

Size : 33*39cms

availability : Available

Price : £85

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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.