1852 Wyld - Map of the West India & Bahama Islands with the Adjacent Coasts of Yucatan, Honduras, Caracas &C.

SOLD: 1852 map of the West Indies by the Official Geographer to Queen Victoria

Title:

Map of the West India & Bahama Islands with the Adjacent Coasts of Yucatan, Honduras, Caracas &c.

Map maker:

James Wyld (the Younger)

Place and Year:

London, 1852

Dimensions:

57 x 81.5 cm (22.4 x 32 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Original outline color

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

This fine large format map by one of the most important mapmakers of the Victorian era depicts the Caribbean, embracing the area between Florida, Mexico, the Mosquito Coast and the north coast of South America.

The Mosquito Coast was a region long frequented by the British, but had this time become a disputed region between British, Nicaraguan and Honduran claims.

James Wyld was appointed as the Official Geographer to Queen Victoria upon her ascension to the throne in 1837. He published many highly important and continually updated map series of parts of the British Empire, such as Canada, Australia, South Africa and India.

CONDITION NOTES

Very good, very light staining in the fold and light folds in white margins.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00376

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