Long title: Map of the Peninsula of India from the 19th degree of North Latitude to Cape Comorin. Large steel engraved map with original outline hand colouring. Centrefold as issued. Explanation key to whose possessions the various states are. Lower sheet only of two. Overall sheet size: 85.6cms x 59.4cms; image size: 816mm x 497mm.
Shows top part of Ceylon/Myanmar and the Lacca Dives, the Lak Divas, the Mamala or Nine Degrees Chan. Very faint offsetting in left blank area else very good condition. Please read the Note below the title which describes the routes and passes taken by the British and the march of the prisoners from Condapoor to Madras on their release in March 1784. The small crosses indicate the Portuguese or Italian missions or churches. ‘Compiled chiefly from Papers communicated by the late Sir Arch Campbell the surveys of Col.Kelly, Capt Pringle , Col Allan etc
James Wyld was apprenticed to William Faden , taking over the business in 1823 and becoming Geographer to His Majesty (George IV and William IV) and his maps were among the most excellent published in the Nineteenth Century. He enjoyed a very successful career but died early from overwork. His son continued and expanded the business having joined his father in the map trade at 18. He became Geographer to the Queen and H.R.H. Prince Albert and was M.P. for Bodmin from 1847-1852 and from 1857-1868. He was master of the Clothworkers Company and worked hard for the promotion of technical schools. Like his father he was held in high esteem and held no less than 17 European orders of merit. He died in 1887 in Kensington. His son James John Cooper Wyld (1845-1907) took over on his father's death but sold the family business to G.W. Bacon in 1892. (Tooley)
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