Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Vol. 1. by
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (London:
Chapman and Hall, 1844)
Information on this publication from the David
Rumsey Historical Map Collection website.
Short Title: Ireland.
Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 40
Obj Width cm: 32
Note: Engraved map. Division boundaries hand col. Relief
shown by hachures. Includes table of populations from 1831 census.
Full Title: Ireland. Published by the Society for the
Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 59 Lincoln's Inn Fields Jany. 15th. 1842.
Engraved by J. & C. Walker. (London: Chapman and Hall, 1844)
List No: 0890.025
Page No: (28)
Series No: 30
Engraver or Printer: J. & C. Walker
Publication Author: Society for the Diffusion of Useful
Knowledge (Great Britain)
Pub Date: 1844
Pub Title: Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful
Knowledge. Vol. 1. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1844.
Pub Reference: Phillips, 794.
Pub Note: The SDUK, as the Society was known, produced
inexpensive maps to encourage broad use in education. The maps in these
two volumes were issued in parts over several years. The city plans are
of particular interest, with vignettes and great detail. The gnomonic
star maps were issued separately in this edition in their own covers.
This is the second edition, the first being by Baldwin and Cradock, with
the maps issued in numbers and later bound as a set. Rumsey Collection
copy originally issued without the 6 "World on a gnomonic projection"
maps; copies of them have been laid in. Atlas is bound in half leather
dark brown cloth covered boards with "Maps. Vol. 1," "Maps.
Vol. 2" stamped in gold on the spines. Maps with outline color; geological
map of England and Wales hand colored in full color.
Pub List No: 0890.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 207
Pub Height cm: 43
Pub Width cm: 37
Image No: 0890025
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 2005