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Arabia with Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia, SDUK

£78.00 Approx $107.29, €91.33

Code: 54086



Date: 1843

Fine steel engraving with original and later hand colouring. Engraved by J & C Walker . Overall size (unmounted) : 41.1cms x 34.5cms. Image size : 400mm including text x 320mm including publisher’s details.  Many fascinating notes included, for example,’ Mecca to Dereyeh 12 long Caravan day’s  (sic) journies through desert’.  Also includes the tracks of European explorers such as Bruce, Lord Prudhoe, Holyroyd 1836, Burckhardt 1814, Cailliaud 1832 and in bottom left hand margin and extending up margin,’ Bah el Abiad explored by M d’Arnaud to 4 degrees 42 S and 32 degrees II E in 1842

Benevolent societies whose intentions were to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. This society was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England. Earl Russell was an M.P. who was responsible for setting up an inspectorate for schools and an additional grant of £30, 000 for education.
The society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but produced them at a price that was affordable. Their greatest publication, most probably, was their atlas of the world entitled ‘Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge’.The town and city plans in this series are particularly prized now - these fine steel engravings have original hand colouring and are often embellished with vignettes and comparisons of the heights of the principal buildings of the city.
Benevolent societies whose intentions were to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. This society was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England. Earl Russell was an M.P. who was responsible for setting up an inspectorate for schools and an additional grant of £30, 000 for education.
The society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but produced them at a price that was affordable. Their greatest publication, most probably, was their atlas of the world entitled ‘Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge’.The town and city plans in this series are particularly prized now - these fine steel engravings have original hand colouring and are often embellished with vignettes and comparisons of the heights of the principal buildings of the city.