Hanover by James Wyld

Hanover by James Wyld

Code: 53483

£90.00 Approx $112.08, €105.02

Date: 1840

Long title: Map of the Kingdom of Hanover with the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg the principalities of Lippe Detmold and Schauenburg Lippe. likewise the Territories of the the Free Towns of Bremen, Hamburg and Lubeck conformably with the Treaty of Paris 1838. Engraved by Sidney Hall.  Engraving with original outline hand colour denoting the regions and colour coded key bottom right denoting the boundaries of the Kingdom of Hanover, Granch Duch of Oldenburg, Duchy of Brunswick etc Finely engraved and highly detailed map of Northern Germany in very good conditions

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)