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Wallis’ Map of Persia

SKU: 9099
£100.00

Title:
Wallis’ Map of Persia

Date of publication:
1811

Printed Measurement:
25.5 x 30 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Samuel Augustus Oddy
  • Colour:
    original

    Mapmaker(s):

  • James Wallis
  • Copper engraving, 25.5 x 30 cm, original hand-colour, a couple of small marginal spots and stains, blank verso; map of Persia published in ‘Oddy’s New General Atlas of the World’.

    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.