C1854

Australia.

The most decorative c.19th map solely devoted to the Australian mainland by John Tallis with decorative border surrounds, vignettes depicting a view of Sydney looking towards Fort Macquarie (Bennelong Point), kangaroos, parrots and aborigines. This map was produced at the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Australia.

Date:

C1854

Condition:

Minor discolouration to centre fold otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 265mm

Frame Size: 

620mm 
x 545mm

Paper Size: 

356mm 
x 270mm
AUTHENTICITY
Australia. - Antique Map from 1854

Genuine antique
dated:

1854

Description:

The most decorative c.19th map solely devoted to the Australian mainland by John Tallis with decorative border surrounds, vignettes depicting a view of Sydney looking towards Fort Macquarie (Bennelong Point), kangaroos, parrots and aborigines. This map was produced at the start of the gold rushes.

From Martin, R.M. Tallis’s Illustrated Atlas, and Modern History of the World. London: John Tallis and Company.

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 1220.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 822.


Collections:
David Rumsey Collection: P804.
National Library Australia: Bib ID 302412

John Tallis (1817 - 1836)

Bookseller and publisher of maps and atlases who produced the famous atlas of maps, 'The Illustrated Atlas, and modern history of the World'. The maps were drawn by John Rapkin (1813-1899) and were beautifully decorated with vignette views and local fauna and flora of the areas depicted. John Rapkin (1813-1899) Rapkin was a mapmaker and engraver who is best known for his superb engraving on John Tallis publications.

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