Antique map of the World by John Tallis 1851

Antique map of the World by John Tallis 1851
Antique map of the World by John Tallis 1851
Antique map of the World by John Tallis 1851

Antique map of the World by John Tallis 1851
The World on the Mercator Projection showing Captain Cook's Voyages. Engraved by John Rapkin and published by John Tallis in 1851. Published in'The Illustrated Atlas of the World' 1851 edition. John Tallis (1817 -1876) was an English Cartographic publisher working in London. Born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire, he probably started work in the publishing industry in Birmingham. By the late 1830s he had moved to London and set up his first publishing business with his brother Frederick Tallis. His first success was with'London Street Views' published in 1838. Between 1838 and 1851 he published under various names: L.

Tallis, Tallis and Co, John Tallis, John Tallis and Co (London and New York). After 1851 the maps were published by'The London Printing and Publishing Co. Tallis published his iconic'Illustrated Atlas of the World' in various editions between 1849 and 53. Published to coincide with the 1851Great Exhibition, the maps were lavishly illustrated and are considered works of art as well as fine maps. John Rapkin (1815- 1876) was and English engineer, engraver and mapmaker.

Page size is 36cm by 25.5cm. Map area is in fair condition for age, engravings are clear. Some age stains and marks.

Some pen and finger marks. Small tears to the margin where the map has been removed from its binding.

Small repair on the back. Blank on the reverse of map. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "michaelheadman1" and is located in this country: GB.

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Antique map of the World by John Tallis 1851