Europe by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

Europe by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

Code: 53925

£52.00 Approx $71.53, €60.89

 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 : 44.7 cms x 39.5cms; image size: 292mm x 231mm including imprint.  Bottom right vignette of Europa with two putti, one writing in a notebook and one gazing out to sea with a telescope.  Very good condition apart from some faint marks and one spot in bottom margin.

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.