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Cabool, The Punjab and Beloochistan. Tallis finely engraved map c1854.

Cabool, The Punjab and Beloochistan. Tallis finely engraved map c1854.

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by Tallis & Company, John

Original Tallis map drawn and engraved on steel by John Rapkin. Illustrations by A. Fussell & Engraved by J.B. Allen. Published in London circa 1854 by The London Printing and Publishing Company. Finely engraved vignettes: Boats on the Indus. Sultan Mahmoud's Minars and Fortress, Ghuznee. Lahore (lovely scene!)

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. In 1853 John Tallis with Ephraim Tipton Brain established The London Printing and Publishing Company.

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.

This Map measures 270 x 350mm (10 5/8 x 14 inches).

Stock Number: amTall.CaboolPrice: $132.00