'ARABIA.' (with text) by John Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1851
A decorative and detailed mid 19th century map of the Arabian peninsula which was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin (vignettes by H. Warren & J. Rogers) and published in John Tallis's Illustrated Atlas (London & New York: John Tallis & co, c.1851). The original page of descriptive text which accompanied the map is included.
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 onwards, was the last decorative world atlas. The 'Arabia' map was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its decorative border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of Mount Sinai, a dromedary camel and Arab men and women.
- This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 34.1cms by 26.4cms.
- The map is in very good condition. The top and bottom margins of the decorative border are close to the paper edge, as is usually the case with Tallis Arabia map. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.