London: Charles Knight.
Six maps. Engravings with original hand coloring. Images measure 12" x 12", sheets measure 16" x 13.5". Some small tears at edges, some light staining at edges (images unaffected). In very good condition.
A set of beautiful celestial maps issued by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge or SDUK. The maps use the Gnomonic Projection and include stars up to the sixth magnitude, of those that can be seen with the naked eye.
Originally published by Baldwin and Cradock in October 1830, drawn by W. Newton. Constellations were drawn by W. Clarke and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was formed in 1826 and published low cost maps with the goal of reaching a large market, while still maintaining high quality and precision.
Illustrator: J. & C. Walker
Condition: Very Good(+)