Author: Rapkin, J (JOHN TALLIS)
Publisher: The London Printing and Publishing Company
Date published: 1851Steel engraving with original outline hand colouring augmented by exquisite hand colouring of the vignettes and border.. Overall size in off white fully conservation grade mount and backing decorated with v groove: 47.6cms x41.5cms. Image size : 325mm x 263mm.inc publisher's imprint. Engraved vignettes by J.Salmon, engraved by S.Fisher, of French church, Berlin ; Frederick the Great ; The Royal Palace ; Brandenburg Gate ; Berlin. Uncommon UNFOLDED example in 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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