Map of China
Compiled from original surveys & sketches by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen. London : James Wyld, 1840. Engraved map, dissected and laid on linen, original hand colour, printed advertisements verso, housed in the publisher’s original cloth case with printed title label (slight loss), pale offsetting, but a very good example.
First edition of Wyld’s influential map of China, to undergo a number of revisions during the Opium Wars. One of the first maps to show Hong Kong (Heong Kong).