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Atlas of SDUK with 218 maps 1844  

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Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of the Useful Knowledge

Society for the Diffusion of the Useful Knowledge


Chapman & Hall



2 volumes. Complete with 218 steel-engraved maps, most hand-colored in outline, a few folding; some of the maps are double-page, counting as two. (Folio) 41x34 cm. (16x13¼"), period half calf and marbled boards, gilt ruled spines with spine labels lettered in gilt.

Well-engraved and quite accurate maps of the various regions of the world, with many city views. Scarce set complete will all maps.

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Lot Amendments

Rubbing and scuffing to boards, small areas of loss to spine leather, vol. 2 top joints cracked; foxing to endpapers, vol. 2 endpapers with child's writing in pencil, interiors sound with just a few minor tape repairs, toning scattered finger soiling, some edges browning a bit, all maps very good.

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