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Map, Chapman and Hall, India, Sheet V111, Bengal Presidency, c1831

Map, Chapman and Hall, India, Sheet V111, Bengal Presidency, c1831

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Maps, India Sheet 111 & The Bengal Presidency

Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 

Date: c1831

Publisher: Chapman and Hall 

Engraver Walker J C

Image Size: 315 x 365mm

Paper size: 355 x 410mm 

Condition: Good

Technique: Steel Engraving

Price: $150


Chapman & Hall

Chapman and Hall Publishers  (1830 – Present)

 Chapman and Hall was a British publishing house in London, founded in 1830 by Edward Chapman and William Hall.

 Upon Hall's death in 1847, Chapman's cousin Frederic Chapman became partner in the company, of which he became sole manager upon the retirement of Edward Chapman in 1864.

 In 1868 author Anthony Trollope bought a third of the company for his son, Henry Merivale

 From 1902 to 1930 the company’s Managing Director was Arthur Waugh.

 In the 1930s the company merged with Methuen, a merger which in 1955 participated in forming the Associated Book Publishers. The latter was acquired by The Thompson Corporation in 1987

 Chapman and Hall was sold again in 1998 as part of Thomson Scientific and Professional to Wolters Kluwer who sold it on to CRC Press

 Today, Chapman and Hall is used as an imprint for Science and Technology books by Taylor and Francis

 Chapman and Hall is best known as publisher for Charles Dickens and others well into the 20th Century

 In cartographic circles they are known as the primary publishers for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge Atlas, a massive 200+ map atlas that was popular in England during the mid 19th century

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