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Decorative Tallis antique map of Central America c1851.

Decorative Tallis antique map of Central America c1851.

by John Tallis & Company

Antique Tallis map of Central America c1851, with finely engraved border, and engraved scenes of Belise (Belize), Volcano of Isalco (Volcano of Izalco), and the Great Square of the Antigua, Guatemala. Pale blue wash along coastline and coloured pen outlining of countries and regions are contemporary as published.

A finely detailed decorative antique map drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, with illustrations drawn by Henry Winkles & engraved by H.R. Manwaring for John Tallis & Company, London & New York. Tallis maps were noted for their finely engraved borders and small 'vignette' views depicting notable features within the region shown.

John Tallis was the driving force behind Tallis and company publications, but 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 slightly soiled along its vertical centre fold that enabled 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: amC-AmPrice: $150.00