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Published: London. 1844

Stock code: 55814

Price: £220

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Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England. The Society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but with an affordable price. These fine steel engravings have original hand colouring and are often embellished with vignettes and comparisons of the height of the principal buildings of the city. A detailed map of China, showing the provinces in outline. A key below the title at lower left has a list of the main Chinese terms for rivers, towns, lakes etc.

Steel engraving. Original outline colour. A very small wormhole to the centre, otherwise very good condition. Size: 31 x 39

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