C1854

Van Diemen's Island or Tasmania.

The most decorative colonial map of Tasmania made at the time of the gold discoveries in Australia. With decorative border surrounds, vignettes depicting views of Hobart Town and a Thylacine. From the Illustrated Atlas, the map by John Tallis. References:Tooley 1233

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S/N: TALL-AM-TAS-058–189594
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Full Title:

Van Diemen’s Island or Tasmania.

Date:

C1854

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 340mm

Paper Size: 

272mm 
x 360mm
AUTHENTICITY
Van Diemen's Island or Tasmania. - Antique Map from 1854

Genuine antique
dated:

1854

Description:

The most decorative colonial map of Tasmania made at the time of the gold discoveries in Australia. With decorative border surrounds, vignettes depicting views of Hobart Town and a Thylacine.

From the Illustrated Atlas, the map by John Tallis.

References:Tooley 1233

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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