Coloured city plan of Birmingham, engraved by J. Henshall in 1839, from a series of world maps that was first published by Chapman & Hall for the SDUK in 1844. The SDUK was a British charitable organization founded in 1826 for the purpose of educating the working and middle classes by publishing inexpensive texts containing scientific and other useful information, including maps. The plan, which contains an inset of the city and its environs, shows a detailed view of mid-19th century Birmingham including its railway network. At the bottom of the maps are images of prominent buildings, including the Town Hall, Theatre Royal, School of Arts, Free Grammar School and two churches. Blank verso. The map is in very good condition. 33 cm x 40.5 cm