'VICTORIA OR PORT PHILLIP.' (Australia) by John Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1855 (Gold Site Map)
A highly decorative and finely engraved mid 19th century map of Victoria, Australia which appeared in John Tallis & co.'s The Illustrated Atlas (London & New York: c.1855)
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849, was the last decorative world atlas. The map of Victoria was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its ornamental border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of Melbourne, the River Glenelg, native Australians (Aborigines) and Kangaroos, whilst, on the map itself, the many gold digging sites/mines are highlighted in original hand colour.
- This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 32.4cms by 36.5cms.
- 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 155 years old.