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Tallis Eastern Hemisphere, decorative map, matches Western Hemisphere (1851)

Tallis Eastern Hemisphere, decorative map, matches Western Hemisphere (1851)

by John Tallis & Company

Eastern Hemisphere map stunningly embellished (matches next item). Heritage Editions reproduction map of a wonderful hand-coloured steel-engraved map by John Tallis & Company.

Among the last decorative map publishers, Tallis and Company surpassed themselves with the embellishment of this map. The map is surrounded by small vignette engravings of people and native fauna of the regions shown, with each image separated and further adorned by the intertwining of vines, as if as framed. 

The publishing firm of Tallis flourished from 1835 to 1860, and were renowned for their fine steel-engraved maps and prints. Tallis maps were among the last decorative maps published. All their maps were adorned by finely engraved decorative borders, with a selection of small scenes of cities, people, fauna or flora of the region.

One of a pair, with equally superb print of Western Hemisphere, listed next. The pair of Eastern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere maps are offered earlier in this section as a single item at a reduced price. And there is a single Eastern Hemisphere map (of a few years later with shipping route around the world). 
This map size is 28 x 36cm (11 x 14 inches).

Stock Number: HE311Price: $25.00