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Author: Rapkin, J (JOHN TALLIS)
Publisher: John Tallis & Co.
Date published: 1851Uncommon - not issued with all Tallis atlases.Steel engraving with later hand colouring. Overall size in off white fully conservation grade mount and back: 48.7cms x 41.5cms. Image size : 347mm x 265mm. including decorative border. Vignettes of, The Column ; Plymouth ; Plymouth Sound. Decorative border slightly cropped at left, right and top; two little patches of abrasion above the scale of distance and another next to the compass arrow above Plymouth Sound, barely noticeable; otherwise very good 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'. The series of town plans are far less common than the maps of the countries as a whole.