PARIS. THE ENVIRONS OF - Original handcoloured antique map. Engraved by J & C Walker. Published by SDUK 1832.

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Original handcoloured antique map. Engraved by J and C Walker. Published by ,The Society of The Diffusion of Useful Knowledge 1832.


The Society of The Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded by Lord Brougham to further the education of the lower and middle classes.

The publication was not originally successful and was wound up in 1848. However the rights were acquired by a succession of publishers who modified the plates with latter editions.

Cradock and Baldwin 1829 – 1834

Chapman and Hall 1844

C. Knight 1844 – 1852

G. Cox 1852 - 1853

Edward Stanford 1857 – 1874


Lord Brougham, an advocate of liberal policies, including the abolition of the slave trade.

Established University College, London.

Passing the reform act, 1832

Lord High Chancellor - 1830-34