engraved map with original hand-colouring, dissected and linen-backed, minor surface dirt, marbled outer panels on verso when folded into a period maroon cloth slipcase with the publisher’s label bearing hand-written short title pasted on, rather worn and sunned, some splitting to corners, a letterpress short title pasted onto one side side, [Howgego 188 (12)
Wyld (James) the Younger
A New Map of the Country Twenty-Five Miles Round London,
London, James Wyld the Younger, c.1870.
a large map of the home counties extending from Ware to Dorking, and from Beaconsfield to Basildon, with good bright colouring to the county boundaries, woodland and parkland, major roads and the comprehensive rail network feeding into the metropolis, here including the North Kent, Brighton, and South-Eastern Railways. The title panel in the upper border contains the publisher’s accolade only of Geographer to the Queen, following the death of H.R.H. Prince Albert in 1861, previously included.
The map was originally published by William Faden in several editions between 1788 and 1820. It was then re-issued by James Wyld the Elder, his successor, in 1823. But, upon his death through overwork, in 1836, the business was taken over by his son, who re-issued this map in several updated edition with the revised title of ‘A New Map…’ from that year until around the time of his own death in 1887..