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  GLOBES 

WYLD, James. [An English mid-Victorian table globe]
A Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the latest & Most Authentic Sources, Including all the recent Geographical Discoveries. London, c.1870. Printed globe, 12" diameter (305mm), on three-legged, wooden stand, brass meridian and horizon with engraved paper calendar and zodiac, total height 18" (460mm), A few small signs of wear.
A fine table globe, marking James Clark Ross's discoveries in Antarctica (1841), 'The United States of Colombia' (1861-88) and Alaska as part of the United States (1867).
[Ref: 17297]    £7,250.00 including VAT ($9,373 • €8,410 rates)


  AMERICA 
 Central America 

WYLD, James. [Antique map of the Central American crossings]
Map of Central America Shewing the Different Lines of Atlantic & Pacific Communication. London: James Wyld, 1850. Original colour. Lithographic map, sheet 600 x 810mm. Trimmed on left, binding folds.
Antique Map of Central America from Vera Cruz in Mexico south to the Gulf of Darien, showing the possible crossings of the isthmus, including Tehuantepic and Panama. An inset map shows the geology of the Panama route, and four sections display the altitudes of the routes.
[Ref: 12409]    £800.00 ($1,034 • €928 rates)


  ASIA 

WYLD, James. [A contemporary map of the 'Great Game']
Map of the Countries lying between Turkey and Birmah, Comprising Asia Minor, Persia, India, Egypt & Arabia, and including the Black, Caspian & Red Seas. London: James Wyld, 1839. Engraved map with original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 790 x 1075mm, with original slipcase with printed publisher's label.
A detailed map showing from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Nile, east through Arabia, Persia, the Tartar khanates and Afghanistan, to the borders of China and Burma. The two insets show the waterways of the Bosphorus and the Dandanelles. It ostensibly shows the land and sea routes to India, but of greater interest is the depiction of the theatre of the 'Great Game' during one of its pivotal phases, the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). The 'Great Game' was a name coined by the British intelligence agent Arthur Conelly for the competition between Great Britain and Russia for control of the khanates of Central Asia (for example Bukhara), the lands that kept the Russians from threatening the northern borders of British India. At the time this map was published the British had invaded Afghanistan in an attempt to make the country a buffer state. However the following year the Kabul garrison was slaughtered as it retreated through Gandamak Pass towards the safety of India. The same year Conolly was publicly beheaded in a square in Bukhara. The ownership inscription is that of General Thomas Montagu Steele (1820-90), dated 1846 when, as a young officer in the Coldstream Guards, he was aide-de-camp to the governor of Madras. During the Crimean War he was military secretary to Lord Raglan and was mentioned in dispatches, earning himself the appointment as aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria in 1855. He was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the Birthday Honours of 1871 and promoted to full general in 1877.
[Ref: 18753]    £625.00 ($808 • €725 rates)


 China 

WYLD, James. [Map of China during the First Opium War, marking Hong Kong]
Map of China Compiled from original Surveys & Sketches. London: James Wyld (the younger), 1841. Dissected and laid on linen, total 660 x 825mm, folded with marbled covers, publisher's advert label on linen.
A detailed map of China, published during the Opium War of 1839-42, which concluded with the Treaty of Nanking that leased Hong Kong to Britain. On this map it is marked 'Heong Kong' without any highlighting.
[Ref: 19125]    £650.00 ($840 • €754 rates)


 India 

WYLD, James. [A detailed map of India published the year of the 1857 Rebellion]
Wyld's Map of India Constructed with great care and research from all the Latest Authorities and intended more particularly to facilitate a reference to the Civil and Military Stations. London, 1857. Lithograph with original hand colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 845 x 695mm.
A large and detailed map of British India divided into its provinces. Military stations are marked and a chart on the right hand side of the map gives details about their locations as well as population details for Hindustan. A chart at the top right hand corner gives distances between all major cities and towns. Although dated 1857 the rebellion is not the focus of the map: a note under the title reads 'This Map will serve to illustrate the dispatches of the Duke of Wellington'. The Iron Duke had died in 1852 and a collected edition of the dispatches from his various campaigns, including India 1797-1805, was republished.
[Ref: 18821]    £750.00 ($970 • €870 rates)


 Near East 

WYLD, James. [Map of Syria]
Map of Syria London: Wyld, c.1864. Original Colour. 290 x 230mm
Detailed map of Syria from James Wyld's Atlas of the World. Includes "Tables of the subdivisions of Syria at different periods".
[Ref: 15479]    £50.00 ($65 • €58 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

WYLD, James. [Detailed map of Australia in fine colour]
Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty and other Authentic Documents. London: James Wyld, c.1855. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, edged in green silk, publisher label pasted on verso. 600 x 870mm. Some wear to folds of linen. edging frayed.
A map of Australia detailing the burgeoning English colonies in the south of the continent. It also shows some of the ealy attempts to explore the interior, including Charles Sturt's third and final expedition, 1845. Insets feature Tasmania and the world showing the position of Australia with the British Empire in red. Far off the east coast are Bampton Shoals (now Bampton Reef, part of the Chesterfield Islands archipelago), with a note 'Two Islands with trees', on the coordinates of 'Sandy Island'. This island was famously declared non-existent in 2013 and removed from Google Maps!
[Ref: 12335]    £500.00 ($646 • €580 rates)


 New Zealand 

WYLD, James. [Large and detailed 19th century map of New Zealand]
To the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies &c. &c. &c.This Chart of New Zealand from Original Surveys Is respectfully Dedicated by His very obedient Servant James Wyld. London, c.1870. Original colour. 810 x 580mm. A very fine example printed on one sheet; usually found dissected and issued as a folding map
A detailed map of New Zealand with seven insets: Victoria; Port Nicholson; Dusky Bay; Oyerri or Pelorus river; Entrance to Port Manoukao; Southern Port, Stewart's Island; & Bar and Part of Hokianga River.
[Ref: 19571]    £2,500.00 ($3,232 • €2,900 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

WYLD, James. [London during the Great Exhibition of 1851]
Wyld's New Plan of London. London, 1851. Original colour. Wood engraving, 560 x 940mm. Minor repairs to folds.
A detailed plan of London, marking the 'Crystal Palace' of the Great Exhibition on the south side of Hyde Park. The borders contain eleven vignettes of notable buildings, including the Great Exhibition buildings and 'Mr Wyld's Model of the Earth in Leicester Square'. 'Wyld's Great Globe' was a 60-foot diameter hollow globe with the surface of the Earth, complete with mountains and rivers, modelled in plaster of paris on its interior. Visitors would climb an internal staircase for viewing. James Wyld (1812-87), the publisher of this map, originally proposed this attraction for the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace, but it was judged too big and commercial for that show. Therefore Wyld acquired a ten-year lease on land in Leicester Square gardens and built it there. At first it was a great success, but the novelty wore off; after the lease was up Wyld could not find a buyer for the attraction and so the globe was sold for scrap. HYDE: Printed Maps of Victorian London, 25.
[Ref: 13247]    £1,400.00 ($1,810 • €1,624 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Denmark 

WYLD, James. [Detailed map of Denmark in the mid-19th century]
Map of the Kingdom of Denmark Including the Dutchies of Holstein & Lauenburg. London: Wyld, 1842. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 760 x 570mm, publisher's advet on linen, with buckram slipcase with publisher's label.
Detailed map of Denmark, published twenty years before the loss of Schleswig & Holstein.
[Ref: 15014]    £380.00 ($491 • €441 rates)


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