Copper engraving, 30 x 25 cm, original hand-colour, on or two trivial spots and stains, blank verso; published in ‘Oddy’s New General Atlas of the World’.
This map of England and Wales is engraved to show relief and the number of MPs returned to Parliament, and coloured to emphasise county boundaries.
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.