Description: Hardcover. 102 pages. Ex-library copy. Oversize book 14 1/2 x 12 1/2.
Condition: Rubbing and bumping at the spine top, spine bottom, and corners. Shelf label on spine. Hinges reinforced with library tape. Library markings on the title page. Title page is corner clipped.
Dust Jacket: None
Contents: The map-plans in this collection of forty cities in Europe, Russia, the United States, and Asia were first published in the mid- nineteenth century by England's Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. These maps were all commissioned and drawn within a period of thirteen years, presenting a unique opportunity to compare urban development among 40 cities in 19 countries at one moment in time. An exquisite feast for the eye, the hand-colored, hand-lettered steel engravings are artistic masterpieces in themselves, representative of an era of exceptional artisanal skill. They are reproduced here in fine detail in an oversized format.