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Number: 3785
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: Transvaal, South Africa
Year of Origin: 1887
Title: WYLD'S MAP OF THE TRANSVAAL AND EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA
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Language: English
Publish Origin: London
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Cartographer: James Wyld, Jr.
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Publisher: James Wyld, Jr.
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Notes: [PENDING ARRIVAL AntiquarianAuctions] From the River Limpopo to Algoa Bay, Embracing The Transvaal, Orange Free State, Natal, Zulu and Griquala-Land West. Shewing the British Settlements & Native Locations, by James Wyld Geographer to the Queen 820 x 630 mm, coloured in outline, mounted on linen in panels, folding into paper -covered boards (with a simulated leather grain), there is a list of his publications on the front end papers, paper title label on the upper cover, the boards are rubbed at the edges but the map is in good condition. James Wyld (1812?1887) was a British geographer and map-seller, best known for Wyld's Great Globe.On his father's death in 1836, Wyld became the sole owner of the thriving family mapmaking business based in Charing Cross. His maps, which covered regions as diverse as London and the gold fields of California, were regarded highly, and Wyld himself had an excellent reputation as a mapmaker; he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1839, and he was appointed Geographer to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (as had been his father before him)
Last updated: Aug 6, 2020