Author: Rapkin, J (JOHN TALLIS)
Date published: 1851Steel engraving with original outline hand colouring augmented by superb later hand colouring of the vignettes and border. Overall size in sand mount : 37.8cms x 48.7cms. Image size : 335mm x 260mm.inc publisher's imprint. Engraved vignettes by H.Winkles, engraved by W.Lacey, of Port Royal Harbour ; Kingston ; Sugar mill ; Port Antonio. Unfolded. Some very minor spotting, otherwise vg.condition. Although Tallis never produced any county maps he did publish a series of town plans which included the emerging industrial towns of the Midlands and the North. In addition, he published maps of the British Isles and individual countries of the world which are very finely engraved and many of which include illustrative vignettes making them unusually decorative for the time, indeed this series is described as 'the last decorative series of maps'.