The most decorative antique map of North America ever published.
This steel-engraved map was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, with illustrations drawn by J. Marchant & engraved by J. Rogers.
Attractive vignettes of Esquimaux Dog-Sledge, Mount Hekla, Beavers, Falls of Niagara, Convoy of Diamonds, Ancient Monument Mexico, North American Indians,Wapitu Deer, and Cossacks.
Full hand colour
Very good condition.
code : M3936
Cartographer : Tallis John
Date : 1851 London
Size : 36*24 cms
availability : Available
Price : £245
John Tallis founder of Tallis and Co., London map publishers who traded under various names: L. Tallis, Tallis & co, John Tallis, John Tallis & co. (London & New York) between 1838 and 1851. After 1850-51, their maps were published by the London Printing and Publishing Co., London and New York.
The Illustrated Atlas of the World, published in 1849 with the maps and decorative vignette's engraved and drawn by J. Rapkin, was one of the last atlases to be truly decorated and is therefore highly prized.