C1854

Western Australia, Swan River.

Superb fully hand coloured example of the most decorative map of Western Australian made in the colonial period maps, from the Illustrated Atlas, the maps by John Tallis, with decorative border surrounds, vignettes depicting Perth from Mount Eliza, sheep shearing … Read Full Description

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S/N: TALL-AM-WA-057–189608
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Full Title:

Western Australia, Swan River.

Date:

C1854

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 350mm

Paper Size: 

265mm 
x 360mm
AUTHENTICITY
Western Australia, Swan River. - Antique Map from 1854

Genuine antique
dated:

1854

Description:

Superb fully hand coloured example of the most decorative map of Western Australian made in the colonial period maps, from the Illustrated Atlas, the maps by John Tallis, with decorative border surrounds, vignettes depicting Perth from Mount Eliza, sheep shearing and Aborigines.

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: 1236

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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