Turkey in Europe
Author: Wyld, J and Hewitt, NR
Publisher: General Atlas. John Thomson for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, London and John Cumming Dublin
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 : 38.6 cms x 46.9cms; image size: 2223mm x 304mm including imprint. Top left vignette view of Constantinople from the Swedish Minister's House. Very good condition aprt from odd mark to margins and three brown specks bottom right blank. 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.