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A Map Of The Principal Rivers Shewing Their Courses, ...

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A Map Of The Principal Rivers Shewing Their Courses, ... : S. D. U. K.

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Viewed from the North Pole, this map also includes a gazetteer for this schematic diagrammatic map of the world's great rivers. Concentric circles "200 English Miles Apart / Give A General Idea Of The Direct Distance From The Sea ...". 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, but that would be affordable for 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, here Thomas Letts.
mapmaker: S. D. U. K.
place and date of publication: London 1834-c.1865
medium and colour: steel plate, Original outline colour
size in mm: 400 by 310mm (15.75 by 12.25 inches).
ref: 42851

Price: £ 120£ 72

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