England and Wales by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

England and Wales by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

Code: 53902

£78.00 Approx $107.29, €91.33

 Date: 1819

Copper 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 : 37.8 cms x 46.2cms; image size: 223mm x 304mm including imprint.   Vignette top right of the View of St Pauls Cathedral, from BlackFriars Bridge.  Toning to margins and faint browning to English Channel else 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.