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Antique Map of Asia

Very detailed map of Asia extending from the Kamtchatka sea, to the Red sea and from Russia to the Maldives islands, prepared by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK).

In the first part of the 19th Century, the SDUK was created in London as a means of providing useful information to the British public at reasonable production costs. The maps of the SDUK were issued from the late 1820s until the 1870s. The maps were regularly updated and drew upon the best available cartographic information. In all, the SDUK prepared over 300 maps, town plans and star charts, many of which were revised multiple times during the life of SDUK's production.