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 and two vignettes depicting views of Hobart Town and a Thylacine. From, Martin, M. The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History … Read Full Description

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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: 

279mm 
x 364mm
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 and two vignettes depicting views of Hobart Town and a Thylacine.

From, Martin, M. The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World Geographical..

References:
Clancy, R. Mapping of Terra Australis: 929
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 822.
Tooley, R.V. Mapping of Australia. 1879: 1233

Collections:
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 0466
Yale University Art Gallery: Folio A 2019 38
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1807340

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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