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Engraved by J & C Walker

WESTERN SIBERIA, INDEPENDENT TARTARY, KHIVA, BOKHARA

Published: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, London. 1844

Stock code: 55818

Price: £175

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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. Extent: from the Russian Lapland and Nova Zemlia in the north to Khiva and Bokhara in the south and from the Caspian Sea in the west to Yeniseisk in the east. Inset maps of Nova Zemlia and Yeniseisk.

Steel engraving. Original outline colour.uo A very small wormhole in the centre, otherwise in good condition. Size: 31.5 x 40 cm. (12 x 15 inches)

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