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 : 45 cms x 39.7cms; image size: 291mm x 220mm. slight overall toning else very good condition. Interesting vignette top right of figure, looks like Britannia with supplicant black figures, one kneeling before her. 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.