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Copper 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 : 37.9 cms x 46.6cms; image size: 230mm x 304mm including imprint. Vignette top left of View of the City of Pekin & part of the Chinese Wall. From Madagascar to coast of America top right and Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) bottom right. Odd mark to margin under mount else very good condition.
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.