United States by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

United States by J Wyld and NR Hewitt

Code: 53928

£265.00 Approx $364.51, €310.3

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: 291mm x 232mm.   Interesting vignette bottom right of Niagra falls.  Map of U.S. east of the Mississippi River. East Tennessee is labeled "Franklinia."Tennessee spelled with an "a".  Upper mid-west North of Kentucky called Western Territory. Native American tribes labelled.  Very good condition apart from some toning in Atlantic Ocean.

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.