John Tallis and Company published maps and Atlases in London from roughly 1838 to 1851. His principal engraver was John Rapkin, whose name and decorative vignettes appear on most Tallis & Co. maps. Due to the decorative style of Rapkin's work, many regard Tallis maps as the last bastion of English decorative cartography in the 19th century.
The London Printing and publishing Company of London and New York bought the rights for many Tallis maps in 1850 and continued Publishing hisIllustrated Atlas of the Worlduntil the mid 1850s. Specific Tallis maps later appeared in innumerable mid to late 19th century publications as illustrations and appendices.
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