“No. 4 [Indian Ocean]” Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. London: SDUK, 1830-40. Ca. 12 x 15. Engravings. Original outline hand-coloring. Very good condition
Detailed and clearly drawn maps of regions of the world by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK). This wonderful English enterprise was devoted to the spreading of up-to-date information and the enhancing of geographical understanding. These precise views of 19th-century geography are splendid examples of the Society’s work. Each region is shown with impressive, precise detail.