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Printed for John Thomson & Co. for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, London & John Cumming, Dublin, London, 1819
Rare first edition of celebrated cartographer James Wyld (the Elder)'s authoritative world atlas. Quarto, bound in three quarters contemporary calf over marbled boards with original printed paper titular label to the front panel, gilt titles to the spine, engraved frontispiece table of comparative heights of of the principle mountains of the world, engraved calligraphic title page featuring an engraved vignette of Wyld displaying a globe, containing 41 hand-colored numbered maps (including one double-page) engraved by N.R.Hewitt after Wyld, additional table of comparative lengths of principle rivers of the world. The maps include four of the ancient world, three world maps (including a double-page Mercator's projection map), nineteen maps of European countries, eight maps of Asia, two of Africa, and five related to the Americas each featuring a miniature vignette of the country or area's most famed palace, city, or attraction. The map of the young United States includes several important historical regions. One of the most unique and scarce features on early maps of the United States is the appearance of Franklinia. Franklinia was formed by settlers in 1784, but it was never recognized by Congress. Eventually it was annexed by North Carolina and later reverted back to Tennessee. This ephemeral state appeared on only a small number of maps into the early part of the 19th century, this being a later example. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable. One of the foremost geographers of his time, James Wyld (the Elder). made several important contributions to cartography, including the introduction of lithography as a method of map printing to England in 1812, He was named royal geographer to His Majesty George IV and William IV, as well as HRH the Duke of York. Upon his death in 1836, Wyld's eldest son, James Wyld Jr., became the sole owner of the thriving family mapmaking business based in Charing Cross. His maps, which covered regions as diverse as London and the gold fields of California, were regarded highly, and Wyld himself had an excellent reputation as a mapmaker; he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1839, and he was appointed Geographer to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (as had been his father before him). Artikel-Nr.: 117109.
James Wyld, 1840
unbound. Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand outline. Each sheet measures 28.75" x 20 7/8". Beautifully detailed map of north eastern India. Elaborate uncolored cartouche with several figures, flora and fauna. Based on the extensive surveys by Captain James Rennell from 1786. Artikel-Nr.: 262190.
Published by James Wyld, Charing Cross East, Geographer To Her Majesty. London. A New General Atlas of Modern Geography Consisting of a Complete Collection of Maps of the Four Quarters of the Globe; Delineating their Physical Features and Coloured to show the Limits of their respective states. c1853, 1853
A detailed map of England, Wales and southern Scotland, with inset of the north of Scotland. James Wyld was successor to William Faden, one of the luminaries of late eighteenth century publishing in England. Wyld maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Good condition. Original fold lines as issued. On two sheets dissected and joined with linen. Several small tears along margins. 62 x 73 cm. Artikel-Nr.: 58769.
London. 1853, 1853
James Wyld maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessors, and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century. This excellent map of the Dutchy of Holstein is no exception. Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Original fold line as issued. 58.5 x 66.5 cm. Artikel-Nr.: 58909.
London: James Wyld, c.1859. Original colour. Lithograph, sheet 650 x 850mm, dissected and laid on linen, original blind-decorated cloth boards with gilt title. Ownership inscription, 'Captain Acton, Dublin 20th May 1859', on front pastedown. A map of northern Italy, published to illustrate news reports about the Second War of Independence, 1859, with the Kingdom of Sardinia allied with the France of Napoleon III against the Austrian Empire. The war was short and inconclusive, as both France and Austria had reasons to call it off. Wyld published a similar but smaller map for the First War of Independence, 1848: this map is larger and has the names of the various states and railways overprinted. Artikel-Nr.: 13093.
Published by James Wyld, London, 1831
, 4 x 6 sectioned linnen backed paper engraved map, 1 inch to 20 miles, , the case is rubbed at the extremities, chipped at the corners and sunned, labels are lightly shaded, the map has light rubbing on the corners and edges but it is a fine quality map in very good+ condition , green cloth covered case with titled paper labels to the front and edge, green cloth cover edge to the back backed in cream linnen with green sugar paper end pannels , 66 x 72cm Hardback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 71386.
London: Published by James Wyld, geographer to His Majesty, 5 Charing Cross. 1831, 1831
Hand coloured lithograph map [56 x 39cm], mounted on linen highlighted to show changes that would occur to the franchise with a printed tabulation below; folding into original green cloth slip case, upper cover with a printed and manuscript label. Rare map showing in an elegant and easily understandable form the extent of 'Rotten' boroughs throughout England and Wales. Each of the places that were either to lose or gain the representation by a Member of Parliament in the Commons under the new Bill are neatly differentiated in colour. The expanding cities of Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield of the industrial North gained the most from the legislation, with many 'rotten boroughs,' especially in the southern counties, subsumed into neighbouring districts that better represented their populations. It appears that a copy of this map was used by Sir Robert Peel in his efforts to placate the worst effects of Reform during the its long journey through both Houses of Parliament in 1831. On the 27th of July 1831 '[Sir Robert] held in his hand a small map which had been lately published, entitled, A map shewing the places in England and Wales sending members to parliament heretofore, with the alterations proposed to be made by the bill for amending the representation. In this map he would draw a line, not exactly across the centre of the country, but from the indenture made in the coast by the Severn to the indenture made on the opposite coast by the Wash. . This line was not a fanciful one, but one which divided with tolerable accuracy the agricultural from the manufacturing districts. On the north of this line were situated the great coal-fields of England, with all the manufactures which depended on them. Taking this line for his guide, he would attempt to prove that the bill gave an immense preponderance to the northern or manufacturing district, and greatly and unduly lessened the weight and distinction of the southern district, which comprised the chief agricultural counties of England.' (Hansard House of Commons Debate, 27 July 1831, vol. 5 cc. 405-57. Artikel-Nr.: 2140156.
Jas. Wyld, London. Charing Cross East.
Soft cover. VG, c1850, uncommon. Title continues: with the railways finished and in progress, and the principal and secondary stations. 24 panels, with an inset supplement of Scotland on a reduced scale, with the Shetland & Orkneys to the top corners, and the Explanation to the bottom left corner, with its printed contemporary slip case, map is 63*77.7cm, inside printed borders 69.6*55.6. folded 19.5*10.5, in the slip case 20.3*11.5cms. Map was originally published in 1838?, this map, because of the Charing Cross East was probably published c1850? Wyld, mapseller, publisher, map engraver, lithographer and globemaker. Geographer to Queen Victoria. (see Worms & Baynton-Williams - British Map Engravings p741). Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 006074.
LondonJames Wyld. Geographer to the Queen 457 Strand Charing Cross East. c., 1870
James Wyld,.Charing Cross East, 4 Doors Down from Trafalgar Square., London, 1872
Large folding Hand-Coloured Map mounted on linen, green silk edged. 48 sections. 133 cm. x 109 cm. folding into Original brown linen slip case with original title label. Published by James Wyld, Geographer to Her Majesty, Maps, Charts, Globes & Geograhical works. Super Example [1872.]. Artikel-Nr.: 920.
James Wyld London c., 1872
Hand coloured linen-backed map folding into dark blue slip case. Dimensions: 49 x 40.25 inches, scale one inch to 1 mile. Publisher's label on cover. Slip case worn along edges, but overall in very good condition. Extends from Hertford to Dorking and from Beaconsfield to Chelmsford. Shows the railway to Walthamstow (1870) extending south to Dalston (1872) but not north to Chingford (1873). Also shows the Great Northern Railway's Barnet branch (1872). Hyde D&H 188(3). Artikel-Nr.: 84056.
London July 3rd, 1828
(87 x 82 cm). Original folding map of London with some original outline colour. The map, printed on paper, dissected and mounted on to linen, shows extents from Edmonton in the north to Beckenham in the south and from Barnes in the west to Plumstead in the east. Blue marbled paper to folded end sections. Label of 'G. Cruchley, Map Seller & Publisher, 38, Ludgate Street, St. Pauls, London' to lower margin and advertisement for 'Works Published and Sold by G. Cruchley' to folded end-section. Some toning and wear. Folds and corners reinforced on verso. James Wyld (1812-1887) was "the most important mapmaker producing maps of London in the year of the Great Exhibition". Wyld was a highly successful publisher, MP for Bodmin, and an active figure in public life. He promoted the development of the British Library and campaigned for the Public Libraries and Museums Bill. Like his father, he was made Geographer to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1836. He built his business on his ability to produce maps quickly in reaction to new discoveries and information: Punch remarked drily that if a country were discovered in the centre of the earth then Wyld would have a new map out "as soon as it is discovered, if not before". Artikel-Nr.: 46445.
Published by James Wyld (Successor to W. Faden) Geographer to the King & to H.R.H. the Duke of York, 3 Charing Cross,, London, 1825
Wyld's plan of London and Westminster Engraved plan, original outline hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, evenly age-toned, housed within original brown marbled slipcase with publisher's label on front cover, remnants of twentieth century label on rear cover, reading "James Wyld (Successor to Mr. Faden) Geographer to his Majesty and to HRH the Duke of York. London, Charing Cross, opposite Northumberland House", rubbed. Wyld, the successor to William Faden, continued to issue his London maps, the present example covering the area from Regent's Park in the north west to Bethnal Green in the north east and Chelsea in the south west to Rotherhithe in the south east. To the lower left and lower right of the plan is a list of parishes without the City of London. The boundary of the City of London is marked out in red, the Borough of Southwark in green, the Liberties of Westminster in yellow, and Rules of the Bench and Fleet in orange.Faden had started issuing these popular and useful maps sometime before 1818; in August 1823 Wyld took over his Charing Cross map business.Scale: 5 inches to 1 statute mile. Howgego 272 (6). Artikel-Nr.: 1573.
James Wyld, Charing Cross East; 2, Royal Exchange; And the Model of the Earth, Leicester Square., London, 1857
8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 6 pp. + 26 folding maps + 44 pp. Index to Wyld's School Atlas. Bound in original decorated blind stamped green cloth with gilt title block on front board. Extremities worn and rubbed but a very good interior with a few small neat repairs to maps. Early and later signatures on first free endpaper. Illustrated by 26 hand coloured engraved maps, including 23 double page and 3 folding. An 1857 atlas of the world in twenty six hand coloured maps, primarily intended for use of schools. This title is scarce compared with his A New General Atlas of Modern Geography, although there were earlier editions of 1843 and 1854. James Wyld (1812-87) succeeded his father, James Wyld the Elder, in the family map making business in 1836. He served as one of the MPs for Bodmin, 1847-52. TOPOGRAPHY ATLAS ATLAS 19TH CENTURY TOPOGRAPHY. Artikel-Nr.: 24267.
London James Wyld. Geographer to the Queen 457 West Strand 11 & 12 Charing Cross & 2 Royal Exchange., 1873
Published by James Wyld, Successor to Mr. Faden, Charing Cross East, London, 1858
With engraved title-page, letterpress contents leaf (on different stock) , double-page table "A Comparative Table of Itinerary Measures" , 3 tables, forty-six maps (double page of The Confederated Sates of Germany) in original wash colour. Large 4to (13 x 10-5/8 inches). Bound in half mottled polished brown calf and marbled boards. Very nice, maps crisp and well coloured With engraved title-page, letterpress contents leaf (on different stock) , double-page table "A Comparative Table of Itinerary Measures" , 3 tables, forty-six maps (double page of The Confederated Sates of Germany) in original wash colour. Large 4to (13 x 10-5/8 inches). Artikel-Nr.: 318864.
Quarto (330 x 254 mm); engraved title-page, letterpress contents, double-page table of scales, four tables, forty-six maps in original wash colour, South Africa trimmed with loss. Contemporary half dark red morocco over green cloth, gilt titling to spine and front board. Spine worn, boards rubbed and stained. London : James Wyld jr. Uncommon edition of Wyld?s quarto world atlas. Artikel-Nr.: 205356.
2 August ; 338 Oxford Street London, 1862
12mo, 2 pp. Fifteen lines. Text clear and complete. Thanking Wyld for his 'Support on Thursday in the House of Commons, agreeing with the Lords' Amendment for the exemption of Pharmaceutical Chemists serving on Juries'. He hopes that the exemption will prove 'a Stimulus to Pharmaceutical education and thereby be of great service and increased safety to the Public'. Hills was Mayor of Cambridge from 1894 to 1895. Artikel-Nr.: 10976.
3 April ; on letterhead of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland Sussex Chambers Duke Street St. James's, 1840
12mo, 3 pp. Text clear and complete. Worn and aged, with pinholes and unobtrusive repair to closed tears. The 'kindness' Wyld has 'always shewn to the Poles' makes Stuart sure that he will attend to his recommendation of 'Captain Thadeus Grubski, one of the Polish Refugees who bears a very high character'. By employing him Wyld would 'render an essential service to a deserving man much in need of it, and confer a favor as well on this association in general', and on Stuart in particular. Artikel-Nr.: 10973.
28 February ; Hastings, 1859
12mo, 4 pp. 64 lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He was 'mistaken about the Marylebone Election - Having been a prisoner so much lately' he had 'not seen many electors & those whom I saw thought it was too late & regretted to see a split in the liberal party'. He 'did not influence a single vote being too unwell to take any part in it'. He 'left town to escape the excitement'. He has 'already troubled our new Representative with a little Parliamentary Business', and is sending Wyld 'some documents on the same subject by the Book post'. He hopes to be in London in the next few days, and hopes to have 'a few minutes conversation [.] to whisper any explanation that may be required'. He lists the documents, which include 'the Pharmaceutical Journal for March with two articles on the Sale of Poisons Bill. (the first & second articles -)' and 'a circular sent by the Poison Committee of the Pharml. Society to our correspondents in the Country'. 'Mr. Walpole declines to insert [certain clauses] in his Bill reserving that part of the question for another Bill which I fear will not be passed during the remains of my life'. In December 1854 Bell had stood unsuccessfully in the Liberal interest at a by-election for the borough of Marylebone. Artikel-Nr.: 10972.
28 February ; 138 Piccadilly London, 1850
4to, 1 p. Text clear and complete. In original envelope, addressed by Lawrence and with his red wax seal and frank ('Abbott Lawrence'), 'To | James Wyld Esqre M.P. | &c &c &c | Charing Cross East'. On aged and stained paper. He thanks him for his 'New Map of Central America', which he will 'transmit to Washington, where I believe it will be thought, that you have made ample provision for the "Mosquito Indians"'. The following year Wyld would erect his 'Great Globe' in Leicester Square, where it would remain until 1862. Artikel-Nr.: 10968.
On letterhead of the Poor Board Whitehall. 31 October, 1860
2pp., 12mo. 25 lines. Fair, on aged paper, with a few ink spots caused by clumsy blotting. He has 'gone through the papers referring to the case' in which Wyld is 'kindly interested', and finds 'that the decision of the Board is in accordance with its uniform rule in similiar cases. | Mr. Mayall received his appointment as Relieving Officer on the express stipulation that he should reside in Bodmin'. Mayall's 'removal would have been objected to by this Board without any adverse representation from Guardians of the District'. Gilpin stresses that 'Our Board not only could not recognise, but did not know, [last four words underlined] the political bias of any of the Parties.'. Artikel-Nr.: 11820.
LondonJames Wyld Geographer to the Queen 457 Strand 1 & 12 Charing Cross & 2 Royal Exchange. c., 1875
Large folding original hand-coloured engraved map comprising 4 sheets conjoined, totalling 132 x 76cm (overall 137 x 95 cm.), the two upper sheets marked No. IV and No. V, stretching from Konigreich Hungarn (North), Wallachey (East), Macedonia (South), Herzegovinia (West), with an inset plan of Belgrade lower left, dissected into 72 sections, backed on linen with marbled card covers. Scale marked in English Miles, Russian Wersts and Turkish Agachs. 2 trivial pinprick holes at folds, minor staining to verso, generally very good. Artikel-Nr.: 49125.
LondonJames Wyld. Geographer to the Queen Charing Cross East. c., 1870
London: James Wyld, no date [circa 1870], 1870
[Map] POCKET SIZED FOLDING MAP OF BERKSHIRE. Small format (unfolded 37 x 49cm, folded 13 x 12cm). In original red cloth covered boards, publisher's printed label to upper board with box for a title to be added by hand. Fifteen segments laid onto linen. Some wear to the binding, some toning to map. Very good. Artikel-Nr.: 48705.
LondonJames Wyld Charing Cross East c., 1870
Published by James Wyld, Charing Cross East, Geographer To Her MAjesty. London. A New General Atlas of Modern Geography Consisting of a Complete Collection of Maps of the Four Quarters of the Globe; Delineating their Physical Features and Coloured to show the Limits of their respective states. c1853, 1853
A large and detailed map of Portugal. James Wyld was successor to William Faden, one of the luminaries of late eighteenth century publishing in England. Wyld maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Very good condition. 54 x 77 cm (21 x 30 inches). Artikel-Nr.: 58407.
London James Wyld. June 20th, 1842
Folding engraved map (overall 66 x 136 cm.). Dissected int0 30 sections, backed on linen and folding into origional brown cloth slipcase with paper label to upper cover, marbled paper to verso of end sections showing the area from Lincoln's Inn Fields in the west to Leadenhall Market in the east and from Smithfield in the north to the Thames in the south. Scale approximately 25 inches to a mile. 2 pin holes to upper margin, Bunhill Row indicated in old ink ms. at top margin. A very good example. Intended developments marked in red. An example of Wyld's planned but not completed edition of Horwood's map of London (originally published 1792-9). This map has additional imprints at the left and right of the lower margin and is marked with various numbers and letters which refer to the key of wards present in Howgego's editions. The map is marked 'E' and 'D' in the upper and lower margins, indicating the sheets that it would have comprised in the larger planned map. Cf. Howgego, 374 (2) and Boyle, 158. Artikel-Nr.: 52991.
James Wyld, London, 1842
unbound. Map in 2 sheets. Engraving with original hand coloring. Each image measures 21 1/8" x 30 1/2", each page measures 22 1/2" x 33". This exquisitely detailed map was compiled from Louis Stanislas d'Arcy Delarochette's manuscript map of South America. Published shortly after independence movements swept the continent, liberating most the region from Spanish and Portuguese rule, the map shows few remnants of colonial holdings and is colored to represent newly established civil divisions. It also includes topographical profiles of the Andes, the Cordillera de la Costa Central, and elevation of the course of the Amazon River. The map is in excellent condition, with very minor offsetting.This map was published by James Wyld Jr. (1812-1887), a distinguished British mapmaker and the official Geographer to Queen Victoria. He inherited his publishing business from his father, James Wyld Sr. (1790-1836), who was a founding member of the Royal Geographical Society, known for producing maps and globes, and introduced lithography techniques to his production. He also served as the official Geographer to George IV and William IV. Artikel-Nr.: 298294.
London. c1853, 1853
Splendid pair of maps of South America. James Wyld was successor to William Faden, one of the luminaries of late eighteenth century publishing in England. Wyld maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Very good condition. Pair of maps 58 x 88 cm. Artikel-Nr.: 60425.