Auction 107, Lot 437

"Overland Routes to India & China", Tallis, John

Subject: Europe and Southern Asia

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: China, its Scenery, Architecture, Social Habits &c. Illustrated

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

An interesting sheet with two maps enclosed in a delicately engraved border. The top map covers Europe and the Mediterranean with several land and sea routes keyed to a color legend at bottom. Those same routes are then continued on the map at bottom, which covers from the Middle East through India. The maps are illustrated with several vignettes, including Aden, Madras, Bombay, Suez, Malta, Gibraltar, the post office in London, and a great view of the mail crossing the desert on a camel caravan.

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Condition: A+

Two folds as issued.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/9/2004

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