Author: Rapkin, J (JOHN TALLIS)
Publisher: London Printing and Publishing Company
Date published: 1851Steel engraving with original outline hand colouring on the map and superb later hand colouring on the vignettes and decorative border. Overall size in off white fully conservation grade mountand back : 39.8cms x 49.2cms. Image size : 252mm x 342mm.inc publisher's imprint.. Vignettes by H.Winkles, engraved by W.Lacey of, The Gobernador ; Rattlesnake ; The Grand Square, Buenos Ayres ; water seller of Buenos Ayres ; Travelling Post. UNFOLDED example in very good condition apart from a very little dusting in bottom margin at the left side. 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'.
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