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An attractive and detailed plan of Liverpool 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 is a row of finely drawn buildings located in Liverpool. Above the plan, to the right, is a Plan of Liverpool in the Year 1729. In addition to this, there are two drawings - the Black Rock Lighthouse and a View of Liverpool in the Year 1650.
mapmaker: Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge
place and date of publication: London 1844-1877
medium and colour: Steelplate, Original Outline Colourref: 40358
size in mm: 320 by 400mm (12.5 by 15.75 inches).
Price: £ 180£ 108
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