'MEXICO, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS.' by John Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1851
A decorative and detailed mid 19th century map of Mexico, California and Texas 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). An interesting feature of the map is the depiction of the newly discovered gold districts in California which had led to the then recent gold rush.
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 onwards, was the last decorative world atlas. The 'Mexico, California and Texas' map was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its decorative border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of the ruins of Uxmal, Yucatan; Mexican peasants and prospectors gold washing.
- This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 33cms by 25.7cms.
- The map is in very good condition with adequate margins; centrefold, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.