|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||W. Darton Junr. sculpt. 40 Holborn Hill |
|Dimensions||185 x 215 mm|
An early nineteenth century map of North America, encompassing Canada, the USA, and Mexico, as well as adjoining parts of the Caribbean, Greenland, Russia, and the northern coast of South America, from John Walker's Universal Gazetteer.
William Darton (1781-1854) son of William Darton and Hannah Pace. He was an engraver, bookseller, printer, publisher, printseller an mapseller in London. He specialised in publishing educational material for children in a addition to publishing prints, jigsaws and games.
John Walker (fl. 1813-1873) and Charles Walker (1799-1872) were British cartographers, geographers, and map engravers, and the sons of the engraver and Admiralty hydrographer, John Walker (fl. 1783-1831). John, the better known of the two sons, was a founding member of the Royal Geographic Society. A third brother, Thomas (fl. 1805-1865), succeeded his father as a hydrographer to the Admiralty.
Condition: Vertical folds as issued.