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.