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Part of South Australia, decorative Tallis map (c1853)

Part of South Australia, decorative Tallis map (c1853)

by John Tallis & Company

The most decorative map ever of South Australia.

Reproduction from a steel-engraved map drawn and engraved by John Rapkin; with finely-engraved border and vignettes of Adelaide, Dingo or Australian Dog, Nymphicus (Cockatiel parrot), Native on a Catamaran (raft), and the Seal of South Australia drawn by H. Warren, engraved by J. Rogers for publication by The London Printing and Publishing Company, partnership of John Tallis and Ephraim Tipton Brain.

Tallis c.1835-1860 were renowned for finely engraved up-to-date maps - among the last decorative maps published as slow, skilled work was costly.

Page size: 385 x 310mm (15 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches). Map size: 350 x 255mm (13 3/4 x 10 inches).

Stock Number: HE309Price: $12.00