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Author: Rapkin, J (JOHN TALLIS)
Publisher: The London Printing and Publishing Company.
Date published: 1851
Steel engraving with original outline hand colouring augmented by exquisite later hand colouring of the border and vignettes.Overall size in hinged off white fully conservation mount and back (so floating freely apart from two pieces of archival tape) : 39.7cms x 50.7cms. Image size : 245mm x 345mm.inc publisher's imprint. Engraved vignettes by H.Winkles, engraved by W.Lacey, of Jason Islands ; Penguins ; Fugeans ; Sea Eagles ; Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego UNFOLDED example in very good condition apart from little speckling at imprint and odd greyness at extreme edge of mount. The maps of the countries of the world published by Tallis are very finely engraved and include illustrative vignettes by over twenty different artists making them unusually decorative. John Tallis is among the best known of all map-makers and publishers. The maps were issued in 1851 to commemorate the Great Exhibition in London and this series is often described as 'the last decorative series of maps'.