|Method||Steel engraved with original hand colour|
|Published||London. Published by James Wyld, Geographer to Her Majesty. Charing Cross East. 1854.|
|Dimensions||584 x 527 mm|
Hand coloured map of the Americas from James Wyld's A New General Atlas of Modern Geography. Although titled 'Map of America', this large-scale, single hemisphere map stretches from the Pacific and Polynesian islands, including New Zealand, to the Cape Verde Islands, and from Greenland, Iceland, and part of Asia to the Shetlands.
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: Centre fold, as issued. Some foxing throughout.