Italy by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

Italy by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

Code: 53900

£57.20 £65.00 Approx $78.68, €66.98

 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 : 38 cms x 46.8cms; image size: 223mm x 304mm including imprint.   Top right vignette:  View of Rome.  Pale browning above title in Ionian Sea and in blank above Sicily, one faint sport in Africa 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