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British India fine antique map by John Tallis & Comany c1853

British India fine antique map by John Tallis & Comany c1853


by Tallis & Company, John

Original antique map drawn and engraving on steel by John Rapkin. Illustrations by A.H. Wray & Engraved by G. Greatbach. Published in London circa 1851 by John Tallis & Company, London & New York. Finely engraved vignettes: Lahore. Cootub Minar, Delhi. Indian Procession. Beloochee's. This map has contemporary country and regional outlining, and pen underscoring of major towns for Presidency of Calcutta, Presidency of Madras, Presidency of Bombay, Military Stations, Civil Stations, Stations both Military and Civilian, and Proposed Railways.

Tallis and Company established a reputation in both London and New York as publishers of high quality books and grand atlases, by illustrating them with fine steel engravings. The distinctive Tallis style incorporates decoratively engraved 'cartouche' titlepieces, borders and 'vignette' scenes relative to the subject or area depicted. Maps included views, flora, fauna and people.

As principal engraver of maps and prints for Tallis, John Rapkin’s finesse was greatly responsible for the Company’s reputation as publishers of accurate and visually attractive maps. Illustrations decorating the maps, portraits and views were drawn and then engraved by skilled craftsmen - in reverse from a mirror image. Engraving illustrations was expensive. In 1865 Tallis was among the last of the publishers of beautifully decorated maps and prints.

 Map approximate size 350 x 270 mm (14 x 10 5/8 inches).

Stock Number: amI.Tall1Price: $275.00