Tallis, J & F: Western Hemisphere
Tallis London & New York 1851
orig outline col. steel engraved map. overall 27 x 37 cm. stitch holes top margin, small lower margin, o/w vg cond.
A very decorative map of the Western Hemisphere showing the American continent and part of Australasia. Decorated with scroll work border and indigenous people and animals.
From ‘The Illustrated Atlas...’, edited by R.M.Martin ; maps engraved by J.Rapkin; illustrations drawn and engraved by various artists.
This edition has NO centrefold which makes it more desirable for collectors and therefore, demands a slightly higher price than other publications!
This map is from the last highly decorative atlas produced in the Victorian era. The map is surrounded by scroll work and depicting various vignettes, showing topographcal views, costumes and customs, and general scenes.