Hérisson’s Map of England & WalesSKU: 9316
Hérisson’s Map of England & Wales
Date of publication:
79.5 x 55 cm
Carte de Royaume d’Angleterre dressé par Hérisson, elêve du Sr. Bonne, ancien Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine.
The map and the man who made it
Eustache Hérisson (1759-1816) was a pupil of Rigobert Bonne, active from the late 1770s, who seems to have been most prolific as a map-maker during the First Empire; many of his maps continued to be reissued posthumously, as here.
Condition & Materials
Copper engraving, 79.5 x 55 cm, original hand colour in outline, dissected into 36 panels and laid on linen, folding into slipcase, which has split along one edge and repaired with linen; title ‘England’ inked to slipcase and verso of the map.