Map, Tallis John, Eastern Hemisphere, c1851
Original Tallis Map of the Eastern Hemisphere
Artist: John Tallis
Engraver: J Rapkin
Image Size: 270 x 360cms
Condition: Good. This map has glue marks on the extremities of the paper from the use of the non-acid-free tapes during earlier framing. Some marks on the paper but most will not be seen after this map has been framed.
Technique: Steel Engraving, later hand coloured
Description: Original Tallis maps were issued uncolored. It was not uncommon for 19th century libraries to commission colorists to "complete" the atlas.
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. Tallis Maps were characterised by decorative borders and vignettes on each map
Biography: Tallis, John, Cartographer