Spain & Portugal by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

Spain & Portugal by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

Code: 53927

£48.40 £55.00 Approx $66.57, €56.67

 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 : 44.6 cms x 39.6cms; image size: 292mm x 237mm including imprint. Bottom right vignette.  Little dusting bottom margin and stray green hand colouring else very good condition.  Also shows Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza.

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.