Japan & Corea.
£200.00 Approx $257.4, €231.48
Author: Rapkin, J (JOHN TALLIS)
Publisher: Universal Pronouncing Dictionary
Date published: 1852Steel engraving with original outline hand colouring augmented by full, later hand colouring of the border and vignettes so greatly adding to the decorative impact of the map. Overall size in off white fully conservation grade mount and backing: 48.2cms x 40.9cms. Image size : 340mm x 263mms including publisher's imprint. Vignettes by H.Warren & engraved by J.H.Kernot, of Yedo ; State Barge ; Coreans. 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'