Author: Wyld, J and Hewitt, NR
Publisher: General Atlas. John Thomson for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, London and John Cumming Dublin
Date published: 1819Copper engraving after Wyld engraved by Hewitt with original hand colouring. Overall size hinged into off white fully conservation grade mount and back with decorative v groove : 39.5 cms x 47.2cms; image size: 2223mm x 304mm including imprint. Vignette bottom left of View of pyramids. Very good condition. Nathaniel Rogers Hewitt (fl.1804-1841) was a map draughtsman, engraver, printer and map colourist. (See British Map Engravers Worms and Baynton-Williams. James Wyld (1790-1836) Mapseller, cartopgrapher, publisher, engraver, lithographer, globemaker and surveyor. He took over the Faden business in 1823, subequently becoming Geographer to the King. The business was continued by his son James Wyld 2 after he died, it said by overwork, in 1836.