'BRUSSELS.' by J. Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1855

'BRUSSELS.' by J. Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1855
SKU: talltp/brus/001

A decorative and detailed mid 19th century city plan of Brussels, Belgium which was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin (vignettes by J. Watkins) and published in John Tallis's Illustrated Atlas (London & New York: John Tallis & co, c.1855). This plan only appeared in later editions of the atlas and is consequently rarer to find.

The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 onwards, was the last decorative world atlas. The Brussels plan was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its decorative border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of the Royal Palace, the Town Hall (Hotel de Ville), the Church of St. Gudula, the Avenue in the Park and the city from the Porte Anderlecht.

  • This is an original steel engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 32.6cms by 54.8cms (not including imprint).
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.