South America by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

South America by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

Code: 53896

£58.00 Approx $73.79, €67.68

Date: 1819

Whole continent.  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 46.3cms; image size: 223mm x 305mm including imprint.   Vignette bottom right  of Cascade of Bridge of Ropes near Penipe.  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.