'A COMPARATIVE VIEW OF THE PRINCIPAL WATERFALLS, ISLANDS, LAKES, RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS.' [Eastern & Western] by J. Rapkin / J. Tallis c.1851
A very attractive, decorative and unusual pair of mid 19th century views -- showing the comparative height, length and size of the waterfalls, mountains, rivers, lakes and islands of the Western and Eastern Hemispheres -- which were drawn and engraved by John Rapkin and published in John Tallis & co.'s The Illustrated Atlas (London & New York: c.1851).
John Tallis's The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 onwards, was the last decorative world atlas. 'The Comparative View[s] of the Waterfalls...' engravings, in particular, epitomized the many fine works which appeared in the atlas with their ornamental borders and attractive views.
- These are original steel engravings with later hand colour.
- Printed areas are approximately 24.9cms by 36.2cms for the 'Western Hemisphere' and 24.7cms by 36.2cms for the 'Eastern Hemisphere' (including imprint).
- The views are in very good condition. The top margins are cropped, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 165 years old.