Turkey in Asia
Author: Wyld, J and Hewitt, NR
Date published: 1819Copper 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 : 45 cms x 39.7cms; image size: 286mm x 231mm including imprint. Vignette bottom left entitled,'The Dardanelles'. Very good condition apart from some faint grey marks in Arabia Deserta - see magnified image. 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.