“West Africa II.” London: SDUK, 1839. Ca. 12 x 15 1/4. Engraving. Original outline hand-coloring. Bottom right corner chipped. Else, very good condition.
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Detailed and clearly drawn maps of Africa 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. Of note is the appearance of the mythical “Kong Mountains”