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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 superb later hand colouring of the vignettes and border. Overall size in off white fully conservation grade mount and back decorated with a v groove: 49.5cms x 41.4cms. Image size : 335mm x 260mm.inc publisher's imprint. Engraved vignettes by H.Winkles, engraved by W.Lacey, of Port Royal Harbour ; Kingston ; Sugar mill ; Port Antonio. 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'.