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Wyld’s Map of Spain & Portugal

SKU: 9483
£200.00

Title:
Wyld’s Map of Spain & Portugal

Date of publication:
1844

Printed Measurement:
55.5 x 78 cm

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • James Wyld (the younger)
  • Spain and Portugal. Reduced from the large map in four sheets.

    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. This map of Spain and Portugal is from Wyld's New General Atlas.

    Condition & Materials

    Copper engraving, 55.5 x 78 cm, original hand colour, light spotting, blank verso.