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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Wyld, James, 1812-1887
Date:
1823
Short Title:
Map of North America.
Publisher:
James Wyld
London
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
146
Obj Width cm:
166
Scale 1:
4,500,000
Note:
The first edition, listed in Phillips but not by Stevens and Tree or Wheat (both list 1824/25 as the first edition). A large impressive map showing with great accuracy the recent discoveries in the north west passage, but wildly off in the American southwest - Wheat: "a large and beautiful map, excellent in all respects save for its southwestern geography." In the southwest, Wyld adds many mountain ranges that were purely speculative - probably just to fill in blank spaces in the map (unlike Arrowsmith). In northwestern Texas is a curious note on the topography of the area attributed to "Mellish" which is copied from a pre-1822 edition of his large map of the United States. Comparing this edition to the derived map of 1846, "Mexico, the British Possessions...," one sees many changes in the northern areas and few in the southwest. Stevens and Tree list editions of 1824, 1827/8, 1838, and 1851/56. The 1824/25 edition adds a fold out flap of Mexico and Central America (WH copy). With outline color. Map is dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen. Map folds into a brown marbled paper covered slip case with black leather spine with "Map Of North America" stamped in gilt.
Reference:
P-Maps, p883; Wheat 366 (1825 edition); Stevens and Tree 63 a (1824 edition).
World Area:
North America
Country:
United States
Full Title:
Map of North America from 20 to 80 Degrees North Latitude Exhibiting The recent Discoveries, Geographical and Nautical; Drawn chiefly from the Authorities of M. De Humboldt, Lieutt. Pike, Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, Sir Alexr. MacKenzie, Mr. Hearne, Coll. Bouchette, Captns. Vancouver, Ross, Parry & Franklin, also describing the Boundary Lines between the Territories of Great Britain & Spain with the United States. London, Published by Jas. Wyld, (successor to W. Faden) No. 5, Charing Cross. Geographer to His Majesty; and to H.R.H. the Duke Of York. June 1st 1823.
List No:
4087.001
Series No:
2
Publication Author:
Wyld, James, 1812-1887
Pub Date:
1823
Pub Title:
Map of North America from 20 to 80 Degrees North Latitude Exhibiting The recent Discoveries, Geographical and Nautical; Drawn chiefly from the Authorities of M. De Humboldt, Lieutt. Pike, Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, Sir Alexr. MacKenzie, Mr. Hearne, Coll. Bouchette, Captns. Vancouver, Ross, Parry & Franklin, also describing the Boundary Lines between the Territories of Great Britain & Spain with the United States. London, Published by Jas. Wyld, (successor to W. Faden) No. 5, Charing Cross. Geographer to His Majesty; and to H.R.H. the Duke Of York. June 1st 1823.
Pub Reference:
P-Maps, p883; Wheat 366 (1825 edition); Stevens and Tree 63 a (1824 edition).
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
4087.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
44
Pub Width cm:
27
Image No:
4087001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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