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Decorative antique Tallis map of Black Sea c1854.

Decorative antique Tallis map of Black Sea c1854.


by London Printing & Publishing Company

Black Sea antique map. Coloured vignettes and border. Scenes of Sebastopol, Khmielnik, Odessa, Sinope, Constantinople, and Silistria. As published in 1854, with regions lightly outlined in coloured pen and with a pale blue wash along the shore of the Black Sea. This lovely map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin with illustrations drawn and engraved by Henry Winkles. Published by London Printing and Publishing Company.  

In 1853 John Tallis formed The London Printing and Publishing Company with Ephraim Tipton Brain. John Tallis had already acquired a fine reputation for his publication of accurate, finely engraved and decoratively embellished maps and prints. Tallis maps are easily recognized by their steel engraved vignettes of important subjects in the region, and elegantly engraved borders. Specialist map illustrators drew the illustrations, and then engraved a steel plate, in reverse from a mirror image. Tallis was among the last to use this slow and expensive method in his publications.

This map is in fine condition with very slight age discolouration. It has wide margins all round and a central vertical fold to accommodate the size of the publication. Size, 273 x 350mm (10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches). To edge of border is 260 x 330mm.

Stock Number: amTal.B-S.colPrice: $180.00