|Method||Copper engraved with original hand colour|
|Published||Published by James Wyld (Successor to W. Faden) Geographer to the King & to H.R.H. the Duke of York, 3 Charing Cross, 1825|
|Dimensions||455 x 930 mm|
A fine and detailed folding map of Central London on a scale of 5 inches to the mile. The map depicts the area from Regent's Park in the north west to Bethnal Green in the north east, Hyde Park and St. James' Park in the south west to the London docks in the south east. To the bottom left and right of the plan is a list of parishes within the City of London.
James Wyld (1812-1887) was a British publisher and cartographer. His greatest geographical achievement was Wyld's Great Globe, exhibited in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862. The globe, sixty feet high and lighted with gas, was at that point the largest ever constructed. He was geographer to Queen Victoria and H.R.H. Prince Albert.
Condition: Dissected and attached linen as issued, minor even time toning, some small spots of foxing and light stain to bottom margin. Framed in black box frame but comes with original slip case. Slip case worn and bumped at corners and edges.