Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
The Society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but produced them at a price that was affordable. Their greatest publication, most probably, was their atlas of the world, entitled “Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge”. Benevolent societies whose intentions were to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. This Society was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England. Earl Russell was an M.P. who was responsible for setting up an inspectorate for schools and an additional grant of 30,000 pds for education.
Island of Imbros, The Great War & Gallipoli
In 1915, Imbros played an important role as a staging post for the allied Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, prior to and during the invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula. A field hospital, airfield and administrative and stores buildings were constructed on the island. Many ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) soldiers were based at Imbros during the Gallipoli campaign, and the island was used as an air and naval base by ANZAC, British, and French forces against Turkey. On Imbros was the headquarters of General Ian Hamilton
Size of engraved map = 30 x 46 cm ( 12 x 18 1/3 inch)
Condition = Excellent. Original fold (2 1/3 inch) from the right.