Antique Map Africa

1832 1840 SDUK Large Antique Maps x 10 of Africa

1832 1840 SDUK Large Antique Maps x 10 of Africa
1832 1840 SDUK Large Antique Maps x 10 of Africa

1832 1840 SDUK Large Antique Maps x 10 of Africa

SDUK - The Society For The Diffusion of Useful Knowledge fl. 15in x 11in (380mm x 280mm). 32636, 32637, 32638, 32639, 32640, 32641, 32642, 32643, 32646, 32647. These 10 original steel-plate engraved antique maps of Africa and the countries were engraved by J & C Walker between 1832 & 1840 - dated - and was published in the Baldwin & Cradock edition of the Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK) Atlas.

Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 15in x 11in (380mm x 280mm) Plate size: - 15in x 11in (380mm x 280mm) Margins: - Min 0in (0mm). Margins: - Some margins cropped to borders Plate area: - None Verso: - Some margin versos re-enforced with archival transparent tape.

Background: The first separately printed map of Africa (as with the other known continents) appeared in Munster\\\'s Geographia from 1540 onwards and the first atlas devoted to Africa only was published in 1588 in Venice by Livio Sanuto, but the finest individual map of the century was that engraved on 8 sheets by Gastaldi, published in Venice in 1564. Apart from maps in sixteenth-century atlases generally there were also magnificent marine maps of 1596 by Jan van Linschoten (engraved by van Langrens) of the southern half of the continent with highly imaginative and decorative detail in the interior. In the next century there were many attractive maps including those of Mercator/Hondius (1606), Speed (1627), Blaeu (1 630), Visscher (1636), de Wit c. 1670, all embellished with vignettes of harbours and principal towns and bordered with elaborate and colourful figures of their inhabitants, but the interior remained uncharted with the exception of that part of the continent known as Ethiopia, the name which was applied to a wide area including present-day Abyssinia. Here the legends of Prester John lingered on and, as so often happened in other remote parts of the world, the only certain knowledge of the region was provided by Jesuit missionaries.

Despite the formidable problems which faced them, the French cartographers G. D\\\'Anville (1727-49) and N. Bellin (1754) greatly improved the standards of mapping of the continent, improvements which were usually, although not always, maintained by Homann, Seutter, de Ia Rochette, Bowen, Faden and many others in the later years of the century. 1829-76 The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK), was founded in 1826, mainly at the instigation of Lord Brougham, with the object of publishing information to people who were unable to obtain formal teaching, or who preferred self-education.

A Whiggish London organisation that published inexpensive texts intended to adapt scientific and similarly high-minded material for the rapidly expanding reading public, it was wound up in 1848. An American group of the same name was founded as part of the Lyceum movement in the United States around the same period.

Its Boston branch sponsored lectures by such speakers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, and was active from 1829 to 1947. Henry David Thoreau cites the Society in his essay Walking, in which he jestingly proposes a Society for the Diffusion of Useful Ignorance. The Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge or SDUK produced two landmark publications in cartography in the first half of the 19th century.

The first volume concentrated on areas of the old world, Europe, Africa, Great Britain etc. The second volume contained maps of the new world, America, South Asia, including US state maps, colonies of Australia, South Africa, South America etc.

Also included were some of the finest engraved and hand colored town and city plans published at that time. The SDUK was published in its entirety or in part by many publishers including Baldwin and Cradock 1829-32, Chapman & Hall in 1844, Charles Knight & co.

Cox published the SDUK between 1852-3, Stanford 1857-70 and later revised edition were also published after Stanford. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers.

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  • Cartographer/Publisher: The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
  • Printing Technique: Steel Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Type: World Atlas
  • Year: 1832 - 1840
  • Date Range: 1800-1899
  • Country/Region: Africa


1832 1840 SDUK Large Antique Maps x 10 of Africa