Steel engraving with original outline hand colouring augmented by exquisite later hand colouring of the border and vignettes. Overall size in off white fully conservation grade mount and backing : 49.1cms x 41.5cms. Image size : 342mm x 258 mms including publisher’s imprint. Vignettes by H.Warren & engraved by T.Smith. Centrefold as published; faint darkening at centrefold else very good condition.
The maps of the countries of the world published by Tallis are very finely engraved : over twenty different artists were employed in the making of the distinctive vignettes making them unusually decorative ; indeed this series is described as ‘the last decorative series of maps’.
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