Map of India, Constructed with great care and research from all the la by James Wyld

Map of India, Constructed with great care and research from all the la by James Wyld

Code: 52668

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Author: Wyld, James

Date published: 1840

Long title:Map of India, Constructed with great care and research from all the latest Authorities and intended more particularly to facilitate a reference to the civil and military stations. Dedicated to Sir James Rivett Carnac Bart. Chairman or the Court of Directors of the Honble The East India Company Arranged under the direction of Captain R.M. Grindlay by James Wyld Geographer to the Queen 1840. Copper engraving with original outline hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 67.2cms x 98.2cms; image size: 658mm x 940mm. Large, highly detailed map of India. It includes India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Extensive information is detailed about the provinces of of Bombay, Madras, Bengal, North Western Provinces and Bengal Provinces, the military stations, collectorates, civil stations. Also includes details about populations and an elaborate table of distances. Old folds as issued. Very good condition. 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)