An Atlas Of Modern Geography,.

WYLD, JAMES..

Bound in original decorated blind stamped green cloth with gilt title block on front board. Extremities worn and rubbed but a very good interior with a few small neat repairs to maps. Early and later signatures on first free endpaper.

£325.00

Publisher

James Wyld, Charing Cross East; 2, Royal Exchange; And the Model of the Earth, Leicester Square.,

Place

London

Date

1857

Synopsis

A new edition, with the most recent geographical and hydrographical discoveries; with an index, containing upwards of eight thousand names of places, alphabetically arranged, with latitudes and longitudes carefully collected. by james wyld, geographer to her majesty and prince albert.
[cover title:] wyld's general atlas.

Item Description

8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 6 pp. + 26 folding maps + 44 pp. Index to Wyld's School Atlas.

Illustrations

Illustrated by 26 hand coloured engraved maps, including 23 double page and 3 folding.

Notes

An 1857 atlas of the world in twenty six hand coloured maps, primarily intended for use of schools. This title is scarce compared with his A New General Atlas of Modern Geography, although there were earlier editions of 1843 and 1854. James Wyld (1812-87) succeeded his father, James Wyld the Elder, in the family map making business in 1836. He served as one of the MPs for Bodmin, 1847-52.

[Stock No. 24267]

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