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Victoria or Port Phillip. Heritage Editions Tallis map (c1853).

Victoria or Port Phillip. Heritage Editions Tallis map (c1853).

by John Tallis & Company

Mid-19th century map of Port Phillip and Victoria.

Reproduction from a steel-engraved map drawn and engraved by John Rapkin; with finely-engraved border and vignettes of Melbourne, River Glenelg Victoria, Kangaroos and Natives drawn by A. Warren and engraved by J. Rogers for publication by The London Printing and Publishing Company partnership of John Tallis and Ephraim Tipton Brain.

As principal engraver of maps and prints for Tallis, John Rapkin’s ability and finesse were 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. 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.

Paper size: 305 x 390mm (12 x 15 13/8 inches). Map size: 260 x 325mm (10 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches).

Stock Number: HE307Price: $12.00