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Western Hemisphere by J Wyld and NR Hewett

£88.00 Approx $111.68, €102.92

Code: 53894

Date: 1819

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 : 38.3 cms x 46.3cms; image size: 226mm x 261mm including imprint.    Very good condition.  New Zealand bottom left.  Toning to blank areas else good.

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, cartographer, 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 is said by overwork, in 1836.