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Antique map of East Canada and New Brunswick. J&F Tallis c1850.

Antique map of East Canada and New Brunswick. J&F Tallis c1850.

by Tallis, J. & F.

First edition Tallis antique map of East Canada & New Brunswick c1850, with finely engraved border and large engraved scenes of Quebec, North American Indians and Queen Victoria's Seal of Great Britain, with contemporary coloured-pen outlining of states, as published by J. & F. Tallis in 1850.

A finely detailed decorative antique map of Eastern Canada. This steel-engraved map was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, with illustrations drawn by H. Warren & engraved by J. B. Allen. Tallis maps were noted for their embellishment by decorative borders and small 'vignette' views depicting notable features within the region shown.

John and Frederick Tallis followed their father into the publishing business, setting up their own joint venture. Frederick left the partnership in 1851 and John Tallis continued as the driving force behind Tallis publications. John Rapkin was greatly responsible for the company's high reputation for publishing accurate, finely engraved maps. Tallis maps were among the last decorative maps published, as this extra labour-intensive skilled work added considerably to the time and cost of production.

This antique map is in fine condition, with vertical centre fold (to enable inclusion in a publication half the size of the map). Page size is 270 x 355mm (approximately 10 5/8 x 14 inches).

Stock Number: amE-CanPrice: $150.00