'EGYPT AND ARABIA PETRAEA' by John Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1851
A highly 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 to 1853, 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, Carnac and the Great Sphinx at Giza.
- This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 25.3cms by 34.2cms.
- 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 155 years old.