Texas as Republic wall map c.1848 Wyld 2 enormous linen backed folding mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
The World on Mercator's Projection by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen and Prince Albert.
(Texas as a Republic, transitional outline shape)
Issued London, 1842-50, by James Wyld.
Scarce monumental mid-19th century linen-backed folding map, original outline hand color. Publisher's paper stock label affixed to one panel, listing maps then for sale. In original splendid cloth covers displaying concentric circles and original paper title labels.
Two (of four) portions of an enormous and scarce mid-19th century English World map, these two large folding maps comprising the Western Hemisphere including the Poles and Americas.
Note the transitional outline shape of Texas, likely shown while still a Republic.
Each section is 24 panels, together the 48 panels measuring c. 52" H x 40" W.
Each section with various age flaws, a horizontal section of seven panels detached on each map due to dried linen backing. Small age stain in spots, video capture condition better than words.
Publisher's list suggests c. 1848-9 date although map could possibly precede this by several years and have been affixed long after original publication. Further research into specific place names would allow for a more definitive dating.
Closed size 8 7/8" H x 5" W.
Each map of 24 panels measures c. 26" H. x 40" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 4, p. 415-417.
[V1646]- glass case