Western Hemisphere by W. H. Lizars

Western Hemisphere by W. H. Lizars

Code: 55174

£180.00 Approx $222.77, €209.06

Date 1841 circa

Engraving with original full hand colouring.  Overall sheet size: 55.5cms x 47.7cms.  Image size: 495mm x 421mm. Polynesia is named  the "Georgian Islands",  in honour of King George III ; the tracks of many explorers are marked (Captains Cook, Gore, Vancouver, Perouse, Weddel, Clerke ) and many textual notes are added including the place where Capt Cook was killed in 1779 and that he was replaced by Captain Clerke as commander of the Resolution  etc Some light offsetting of the title in the bottom blank and light toning to map, please examine photographs carefully else fascinating map in very good condition.

LIZARS, William Home (1788-1859).painter, engraver of portraits, figures and bank-notes, in Edinburgh. Son of printer and engraver Daniel Lizars (1760-1812).  On the death of his father W.H. Lizars was compelled to give up his painting and take over the family printing business in which he had worked sporadically with his father who taught him how to engrave .His work covered a wide variety of genres as well as maps: landscapes for such publications as Views in Lancashire after N.G. Phillips (1822-24) and Feldborg's Denmark Delineated (1824); anatomical plates for his brother John Lizars, and natural history for J.J. Audubon's The Birds of America, 1827-30.