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Wyld’s Map of Egypt & Part of the Near East

SKU: 8887
£200.00

Title:
Wyld’s Map of Egypt & Part of the Near East

Date of publication:
c.1845

Printed Measurement:
56 x 78 cm

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • James Wyld (the younger)
  • Lower Egypt and the Adjacent Deserts with a part of Palestine; to which has been added the Nomenclature of the Roman Age…

    Copper engraving, 56 x 78 cm, original hand colour, blank verso; includes Roman roads, caravan and Hajj routes.

    Published in Wyld's New General Atlas. James Wyld senior established a highly successful firm of map publishers, which passed to his son when he died relatively young in 1836, apparently from 'overwork'. He introduced the new process of lithography to map printing, was a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society and was appointed Geographer to both George IV and William IV. James Wyld junior inherited a thriving business. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and succeeded his father as Geographer to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.