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Map, Tallis John, Western Hemisphere, c1851, Original

Map, Tallis John, Western Hemisphere, c1851, Original

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Tallis John, Western Hemisphere, c1851, Original

Artist: J. Rapkin

Illustrations: H. Warren

Engraver: J. Rogers

Paper Size: 260 x 360cms

Condition: very good

Technique: original steel engraving

Price: $950


Beautiful hand coloured Steel Engraving from 1851  This is a scarce 1851 map of Victoria or Port Phillip, Australia by John Tallis.

The presentation and elaborate border are 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.

Biography, Cartographer
John Tallis and Company published views, maps and Atlases in London from roughly 1838 to 1851. The principal works, expanding upon the earlier works of Cary and Arrowsmith, include an 1838 collection of London Street Views and the 1849 Illustrated Atlas of the World. 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. Though most Tallis maps were originally issued uncolored, it was not uncommon for 19th century libraries to commission colorists to "complete" the atlas. The London Printing and publishing Company of London and New York bought the rights for many Tallis maps in 1850 and continued Publishing his Illustrated Atlas of the World until the mid 1850s. Specific Tallis maps later appeared in innumerable mid to late 19th century publications as illustrations and appendices.
Size W36cm x H26cm 
Tallis, J., The Illustrated Atlas, And Modern History Of The World Geographical, Political, Commercial & Statistical, 1851.    
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