"[Lot of 2] Western Hemisphere [and] Eastern Hemisphere", Wyld, James
Period: 1832 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 24 inches
58.4 x 61 cm
This is a handsome set of the eastern and western hemisphere maps on two separate sheets. On the western sheet, Texas is part of Mexico and there is no mention of it at all. Alaska is noted as a Russian Possession, and the islands in the South Pacific are well-delineated. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Australia is labeled New South Wales on the eastern coast and New Holland on the western coast.
Both sheets have some light offsetting and the western hemisphere sheet also has a three-inch tear confined to the blank margin which has been repaired on verso with archival tape. The eastern sheet has one unobtrusive extraneous crease and two tiny centerfold separations that just enter the image.