Map, Tallis John, Western Australia Swan River c1851, Original
Artist and Engraver: J. Rapkin
Illustrations A. H. Wray
Paper Size: 350 x 270cms
Condition: very good
Technique: steel engraving original hand coloured
This is a scarce 1851 example of John Tallis and John Rapkin's 1851 map of Western Australia. It covers southwestern Western Australia from Champion Bay south around Sussex to Doubtful Island Bay. This map records the early settlements of the United Kingdom in the western part of Australia. It notes numerous counties, roadways, rivers, geographical features, and more.
This map includes illustrations by A. H. Wray of Sheep Shearing, Aborigines, Perth from Mount Eliza and a view Between Perth and Fremantle. Illustrations of ships and natives is also included. The whole has the highly decorative presentation and elaborate border distinctive of Tallis maps. This map was issued as part of the 1851 edition of John Tallis and Company's The Illustrated Atlas, And Modern History of the World.