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The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - New York. SDUK

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - New York. SDUK
New York. SDUK - The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
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Title : New York. SDUK.
Map maker : The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
Date : London, 1840.
Size : 11.9 x 14.8 inches. / 30.3 x 37.5 cm.
Colouring : Original outline colouring

Description :A highly detailed mid-19th century plan of the city of Philadelphia by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
It depicts the entire city in remarkable detail, noting individual streets, important buildings, rivers, squares, piers and neighbourhood’s. A key in the lower left quadrant lists the various locations marked on the map.
The map has two illustrations, one of the United States Bank and another of the Exchange, along the right border. This map was published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in September 1840. This is an original steel engraving with fine later hand colour.
One of only three American Cities, New York, Boston, & Philadelphia included in the series of town-plans which only appear in some editions of the atlas.

Condition : Paper very slightly age toned. good condition with decent margins.


ID: 94452

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