|Method||Copper engraved with early hand colour|
|Published||Published by J. Wyld, Jan.y 1, 1825.|
|Dimensions||130 x 110 mm|
A miniature map of Scotland, originally engraved by William Faden for his 1798 pocket world atlas, but here republished by James Wyld with his own imprint for the 1825 edition of his Atlas minimus universalis, or A Geographical abridgement ancient and modern. The map shows the whole of Scotland, with the borders of the historic counties outlined in hand colour, and with the Shetland Islands contained in a boxed inset map in the top right corner of the plate.
William Faden (1749-1836) was an British cartographer, engraver, and publisher. One of the most prolific map engravers of the Georgian period, Faden worked often in partnership with Thomas Jefferys, eventually taking over the Jefferys business and becoming Royal Geographer in 1783. Among Faden's many accomplishments was his publication in 1801 of the first map in the Ordnance Survey. His apprentice, James Wyld, took over the business upon Faden's retirement.
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: Minor time toning and rust stains to margins, not affecting map.