Auction 110, Lot 294

"South America", Tallis, John

Subject: South America

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 14 inches
24.1 x 35.6 cm

A very lovely and well engraved map of the continent. Tallis produced this map using the steel engraving method, which accounts for its fine and precise lines. It is filled with detail including rivers, lakes, towns and villages and many place names along the coast. Surrounded by eight vignettes and a decorative border and title cartouche. Vignettes show gold mining in Brazil, condors and llamas of Peru, natives of Chili, Valparaiso, and a view of Rio de Janeiro.

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Condition: B

Good impression with nice, original outline coloring and full, original margins. A little light toning in a couple areas, else very good. Margins with soiling and toning. Vignettes and border uncolored, as issued.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/2/2005

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