1851 - Original Illustrated Antique Map of "CAPE COLONY" Africa by Tallis (DW65). Drawn & engraved by John Rapkin for "The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World" by Martin Montgomery.
N attractive and decorative map of CAPE COLONY with vignette engravings of CAPE TOWN, GRAHAM'S TOWN & ENTRANCE TO THE KNYSNA. Generally fine condition & unfolded (from the rare 1st Issue). Approx 360mm x 280mm and printed on heavy grade paper. Perfect for mounting & framing.
His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated & ornamental examples and as such considered works of art as well as geography. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in 1817 and it is possible he stayed working in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840s.
Tallis then set up the first of his publishing businesses in Cripplegate, with Frederick Tallis his brother? The business lasted from 1842 to 1849 when it was dissolved.
By 1846, the business had moved to Smithfield. Tallis made the acquaintance of an engraved called John Rapkin who was an inspiration to Tallis. His stunning illustrations turned the rather dull maps in to illumanative and informative works of art. PRINTS MAPS HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS POSTAL HISTORY BOOKS POSTERS STAMPS POSTCARDS EPHEMERA And anything else that is considered Antique and made of Paper.
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