Set of 2 original antique steel-engraved maps.
With original hand-colour.
Published by John Tallis, 1851.
A pair of decorative and detailed mid 19th century maps, drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin with vignette engravings by H. Warren and J. Rogers. Published for John Tallis's IllustratedAtlas(London & New York: John Tallis & co, c.1851). The Illustrated Atlas, published in 1851, was the last decorative world atlas.
John Tallis( 1817 - 1876) was an English cartographic publisher. His company, John Tallis & Company, published views, maps and atlases in 1838 to 1851.
Tallis set up as a publisher with Frederick Tallis in Cripplgate in 1842. The business moved to Smithfield in 1846, and was dissolved in 1849. From 1851 to 1854 Tallis operated as John Tallis & Company.