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The beginning of the nineteenth century saw a period of rapid market growth and innovation in the map publishing world. Increased literacy and public interest in new frontiers and colonies overwhelmed the market because it was oriented toward the small, affluent market of the previous century. With the intent to fill this void, The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK) was founded in 1828 in London, by Lord Brougham and a group of men dedicated to the education of the aspiring working class and the Utilitarian ideal of 'Knowledge is Power.' The society produced an array of education materials, but the series of maps was one of their most successful ventures. A number of engravers and printers were used to produce the maps, which eventually exceed 200 sheets, and continued to be published after the Society as a whole ceased to function.

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Lot 708
By: SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Subject: New South Wales, Australia
Date: 1833 (dated)


Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 13.4 x 15.6 inches
         34.1 x 39.7 cm

    An incredibly detailed map of the thriving colony compiled "From the M.S. maps in the Colonial Office, the Surveys of the Australn. Agricultt. Company, and the Routes of Allan Cunningham." The counties are colored in outline, and the eastern part of the map is detailed with topographical features and interesting notations. A large inset plan of Sydney from the New South Wales Almanack marks important buildings including bathing houses, a botanic garden, and the Albion Brewery, established in 1827. Published by Baldwin & Cradock.

Condition Description: Original outline color with two archivally repaired short edge tears that just enter the neatline at right and top left, minor soiling, and marginal toning.

$120.00 - $150.00

Sold for: $90.00

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