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Title: Map of the Burman Empire Including also Siam, Cochin-China, Ton-King and Malaya

By: Wyld, James

Map id: 52661
Publisher:
Published date: 1840circa

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Map of the Burman Empire Including also Siam, Cochin-China, Ton-King and Malaya

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Long title: Map of the Burman Empire Including also Siam, Cochin-China, Ton-King and Malaya by Mames Wyld , Geographer to Her Majesty. Overall sheet size: 42.3cms x 54.8cms; image size: 340mm x 420mm. Odd mark to large margins else very good conditionindeed. Finely engraved copper engraving with orginal hand colouring delineating the different countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Burma etc James Wyld was apprenticed to William Faden , taking over the business in 1823 and becoming Geographer to His Majesty (George IV and William IV) and his maps were among the most excellent published in the Nineteenth Century. He enjoyed a very successful career but died early from overwork. His son continued and expanded the business having joined his father in the map trade at 18. He became Geographer to the Queen and H.R.H. Prince Albert and was M.P. for Bodmin from 1847-1852 and from 1857-1868. He was master of the Clothworkers Company and worked hard for the promotion of technical schools. Like his father he was held in high esteem and held no less than 17 European orders of merit. He died in 1887 in Kensington. His son James John Cooper Wyld (1845-1907) took over on his father's death but sold the family business to G.W. Bacon in 1892. (Tooley)

Subject Asia
Map maker Wyld, James
Publisher No
Published at year 1840circa

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