'EGYPT AND ARABIA PETRAEA' by John Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1851
A decorative and detailed mid 19th century map of Egypt which was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin (vignettes by J. Marchant & J. B. Allen) and published in John Tallis's Illustrated Atlas (London & New York: John Tallis & co, c.1851).
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 onwards, was the last decorative world atlas. The ''Egypt and Arabia Petraea'' map was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its highly decorative border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of the Sultan Hassan Mosque, Cairo; Alexandria; the ruins of the Great Temple, Karnac and the Great Sphinx at Giza.
- This is an original steel engraving with original (map only) and later (vignettes and border) hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 25.3cms by 35.2cms (including imprint).
- The map is in very good condition with adequate margins. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.