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Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge ... [cartographic material]
Bib ID 276461
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
 
Online Versions
Scale Scales differ. 
Description London : Chapman and Hall, 1844 
1 atlas (218 loose maps in 2 portfolios) ; 54 cm. 
Notes

Looseleaf atlas of contemporary and historical maps of continents, countries and cities. Includes supplement of star maps. Includestitle page, table of contents, and index.

Originally issued in fascicles to subscribers 1829-1844. A complete atlas had between 218 and 230 maps depending on edition.

The maps included in the atlas were sometimes revised (sometimes several times), and/or reissued by a several different publishers: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy (later Baldwin & Cradock) (1829-1841); the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1838-1842); Chapman and Hall (1842-1844); and Charles Knight (1844-1846). Many issues are individually dated in imprint.

Title page and contents of completed atlas issued by Chapman and Hall.

Plates purchased by Charles Knight in 1846, who continued to reproduce and revise them until 1852. Plates subsequently acquired in turn by George Cox in 1852; Edward Stanford in 1856; Thomas Letts in 1877; and Mason and Payne in 1885.

Stanford issued a new edition of the plates, in 20 parts, as the Family Atlas between 1863 and 1865.

National Library of Australia's copy includes individual maps dated 1829 to 1844.

National Library of Australia's copy missing plate 15, England, geological.

MAP Ra 122 copy Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2881229433

Reference: Mead T. Cain, The Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: A Publishing History, Imago Mundi, 1994, vol. 46, pp. 151-167.

Cited In

Phillips, 794.

Subjects Atlases -- Great Britain.  |  World maps.
Other authors/contributors Chales Knight & Co  |  Baldwin, Cradock and Joy  |  Baldwin & Cradock  |  Chapman & Hall

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