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Auction 118, Lot 769

"Asia", Wyld, James

Subject: Asia

Period: 1823 (dated)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

25.3 x 20.5 inches
64.3 x 52.1 cm

This large, double page copper plate map is beautifully and finely engraved. It covers Asia and the Middle East, extending from the Red Sea east to show many islands of the Pacific. It includes all of the East Indies and New Guinea. Decorative title cartouche in the form of a medallion with "In Nummo Hadriani" below. Wyld assumed management of Faden's establishment in 1823, so this is an early reissue of the Faden imprint.

References: cf Rumsey 2104.042.

Condition: B

Nice impression and original color on a full sheet with wide margins. Some offsetting visible in blank areas and a line of soiling near top.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/6/2007