Antwerp (Antwerpen) (Anvers)
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An attractive and detailed plan of Antwerp engraved for the Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge - SDUK. The Society began in 1826, the concept of a Scottish lawyer Henry Brougham, conscious of the need for affordable publications to satisfy and educate an expanding British population of increasing wealth, literacy and travel expectations. Over 200 maps and plans were produced, first sold as part works on subscription and from 1844 in a variety of bound atlases. The plan appeared in "Complete Atlas" published by Thomas Letts. Below the plan are illustrations showing "A Comparison of the Principal Buildings at Antwerp". In addition to this, to the right of the plan is a Plan of the Scheldt & the Forts from Antwerp to Lillo. Above the plan is an illustration of Antwerp From the Road to Mechlin Brussels & Louvain.
region: Maps of the Low Countries
mapmaker: Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge
place and date of publication: London 1844-1877
medium and colour: Steelplate, Original Outline Colourref: 40328
size in mm: 330 by 400mm (13 by 15.75 inches).
Price: £ 140
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