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Detailed town plan extending from the shore to Phoenix Park. At the foot miniature elevations of the principal buildings, some of which are slightly faded. The Society was founded by John, Earl Russell, and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England in 1827. The Society's main purpose was to encourage universal literacy by publishing numbers of books of good quality that would be affordable to all. These town plans were published in perhaps the grandest of the Society's publications - their atlas entitled "Maps Of The Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge", first issued, as here, by Baldwin and Cradock, and then re-issued by other publishers, including Chapman and Hall and latterly Edward Stanford. Engraved by E. Turrell, after W. B. Clarke.
region: Ireland Maps & Charts
mapmaker: S. D. U. K.
place and date of publication: London 1836
medium and colour: steel plate, Original outline colourref: 42475
size in mm: 295 by 380mm (11.5 by 15 inches).
Price: £ 180£ 108
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