A General Atlas, containing Maps illustrating some important periods in Ancient History and distinct Maps of the several Empires, Kingdoms and States in the World,
An attractive atlas engraved by N. R. Hewitt from maps drawn by James Wyld the Elder (1790-1836). One of the foremost geographers of his time, Wyld is credited with introducing lithography to map printing during the Peninsula Campaign in 1812. A prolific publisher, he is reputed to have died of overwork. The detailed maps in this atlas emphasize Europe but there are several maps showing the Americas and Australia. Most maps feature a vignette illustrating a feature of the region depicted. This second edition shows three new maps: Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania), New South Wales, and Ross, Parry, and Franklin's Discoveries in the Arctic Circle.
- Publisher: Printed for John Thomson & Co. for Baldwin, Craddick & Joy, London, & John Cumming, Dublin
- Edition: Second Edition
- Date Published: ca. 1819-1825
- Place Published: Edinburgh
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Very good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
xxviii, Plates, 18 p. 38 cm. Frontispiece Mountains table, title page vignette, engraving p. viii, 8 in-text illustrations before plates (6 colour, 2 tables), 44 engraved hand-coloured plates, most with small vignettes. Bound in half leather with marbled paper boards. New endpapers. Signed by previous owner William Hossack (1829) on front and rear endpapers. Foxing. Repaired edges to plates 36 & 37.