Antique Map Africa

1851 Antique Map Africa John Tallis / Rapkin

1851 Antique Map Africa John Tallis / Rapkin
1851 Antique Map Africa John Tallis / Rapkin
1851 Antique Map Africa John Tallis / Rapkin
1851 Antique Map Africa John Tallis / Rapkin

1851 Antique Map Africa John Tallis / Rapkin

On offer: an original i. Not a later reproduction scarce map Africa. , a detailed map of the Continent.

An attractive and sought after map. Vignettes of'Bedouin Arabs Encampment','Korrana Hottentots','St Helena','Bosjesman Hottentots' and'Arab Family of Algeria'. Offered with outline hand colour. SIZE : The printed area including titles is approximately 33 x 25.5 cm, 13 x 10 inches plus borders (medium) with a centre fold as issued.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER : Map drawn and engraved by John Rapkin; vignette illustrations drawn by J. Marchant & engraved by J. Published by John Tallis & Co.

Born in the Midlands, Tallis came to London in the 1840s. He began a partnership with a Frederick Tallis, possibly his brother, but their collaboration ended in 1849. PROVENANCE: First published in John Tallis's'Illustrated Atla's in 1849 and then in "The British Colonies' their history, extent, condition and resources", by Montgomery Martin Esq. Published by John Tallis & Company, London & New York, from where this example is taken.

TYPE : Antique steel plate engraving printed on paper. VERSO : There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is blank. CONDITION : Good, suitable for framing. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not significant unless otherwise stated. AUTHENTICITY : This is an authentic antique print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions. It is not a modern copy. The term'original' when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: John Tallis and Company published views, maps and Atlases in London from roughly 1838 to 1851. The principal works, expanding upon the earlier works of Cary and Arrowsmith, include an 1838 collection of London Street Views and the 1849 Illustrated Atlas of the World. His principle engraver was John Rapkin, whose name and decorative vignettes appear on most Tallis & Co. Due to the decorative style of Rapkin's work, many regard Tallis maps as the last bastion of English decorative cartography in the 19th century. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "kevin-steele" and is located in this country: GB.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Antique: Yes
  • Cartographer/Publisher: John Tallis
  • Printing Technique: Engraving
  • Date Range: 1800-1899
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Country/Region: Africa
  • Era: 1800s
  • Type: Topographical Map
  • Year: 1851


1851 Antique Map Africa John Tallis / Rapkin