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Author: Wyld, James
Publisher: James Wyld
Date published: 1860 circaSteel engraving with original hand colouring. Engraved by Stockley. Image size : 223mm x 275mm. vg. James Wyld (the Elder) 1790-1836 ; James Wyld (the Younger) 1812-87. For well over half a century the Wylds, father and son, carried on a highly successful map publishing business in London. Wyld the Elder took over William Faden's business, and his stock, in 1823 and from then on he and later, his son published a large number of atlases and maps, including re-issues of Faden's maps - all highly regarded. In turn they both held the position of Geographer Royal and Wyld the Elder was a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society.