Title: Map of the United States of North America.

By: Wyld, James

Map id: 52878
Publisher: Atlas of the World
Published date: 1829-36

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Map of the United States of North America.

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Steel engraving with original hand colouring. Engraved by Stockley. Overall size hinged into off white fully conservation grade mount and back with decorative v groove: 42.7cms x 39.2cms; image size: 271mm x 231mm including imprint. Attractive piano key border. shows early nineteenth century Mexican cities, states, and territories [inclusive of Texas], Santa Fe Trail, Missouri Territory, and Arkansas Territory. Includes table of government administrative divisions before 1824 and notes. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 14,150,000]. Faint waterstain line bottom left margin and one brown spot in Gulf of Mexico else very good condition. Note underneath R Konzos stating,'Route of the Traders from Missouri to New Mexico'. Of particular interest is the inclusion of Mexican Texas. 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 America
Map maker Wyld, James
Publisher Atlas of the World
Published at year 1829-36

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