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S.D.U.K. - Polynesia or Islands in the Pacific Ocean

S.D.U.K. - Polynesia or Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Polynesia or Islands in the Pacific Ocean - S.D.U.K.
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Title : Polynesia or Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Map maker : S.D.U.K..
Date : Chicago, 1840.
Size : 13.2 x 16.3 inches. / 33.5 x 41.5 cm.
Colouring : Org o/l Coloring with border colour added

Description :This is a fine example of the 1840 S.D.U.K. map of the islands of the Pacific Ocean or Polynesia. It has a total of 19 miniature maps on one sheet covering the Mariana Islands, the Pelew Islands, Gilbert Islands, Otdia, Marshall Islands, Galapagos Islands, Marquesas Archipelago, Sandwich Islands, etc. It also notes the dates of discovery, and the dates that the islands were ceded or settled by the British.

The "Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge" (S.D.U.K.) was an organization founded in 1828, at the instigation of idealistic British Lord; Henry Peter Brougham. The admirable goal of the Society was to distribute useful information via a series of publications to the English working and middle classes.
Condition : In good condition with right side re-margined.

ID: 94682

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