'SOUTH AMERICA' by John Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1853
A highly decorative and detailed mid 19th century map of South America which was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin (illustrations by J. Marchant and J. Rogers), and published in John Tallis & co.'s The Illustrated Atlas (London, Edinburgh & Dublin: J. & F. Tallis, c.1851).
John Tallis's The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 onwards, was the last decorative world atlas. The South America map was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its ornamental border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of gold washing in Brazil, a Brazilian rope bridge, Rio De Janeiro, Natives of Chili [Chile], Valparaiso and a scene of Condors and Llamas in Peru.
- This is an original steel engraving with original and later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 24.1cms by 35.4cms.
- The map is in very good condition and was published with a centre fold. The illustrated border in the top margin is slightly shaved, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.