'VENEZUELA, NEW GRANADA [COLOMBIA], EQUADOR, AND THE GUAYANAS' by John Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1851
A decorative and detailed mid 19th century map of the northern part of South America (including modern day Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana) which was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin (vignettes by H. Winkles & W. Lacey) and published in John Tallis & Co.'s The Illustrated Atlas (London & New York: c.1851).
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 onwards, was the last decorative world atlas. The 'Venezuela, New Granada...' map was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its decorative border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador; the 'Fall of the Bagota' (Tequendama Falls, Colombia); Rheas and a prospect of Paramaribo Harbour (Dutch Guiana / Suriname).
- This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 33cms by 25.6cms (including imprint).
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.