Wallis’ Map of Asia

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Copper engraving, 30 x 25 cm, original hand-colour, latitude adjusted by 10 degrees in faint pencil in the lower margin, blank verso; a map of Asia published in ‘Oddy’s New General Atlas of the World’. New South Wales appears here on the west coast of ‘New Holland’.

James Wallis (fl. 1810-1825) was born in Southampton in 1784, the son of a bricklayer. Apprenticed to John Roper in 1799, he learned the art of engraving. In later life he is variously recorded as a commission and discount agent (imprisoned for debt in 1835), a stationer, and a dealer in beer and wine.

Title

Wallis’ Map of Asia

Mapmaker(s)

WALLIS, James

Publisher

ODDY, Samuel Augustus

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1811

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

30 x 25 cm