Auction 110, Lot 683

"New South Wales", Tallis, John

Subject: Australia

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

10 x 13 inches
25.4 x 33 cm

Lovely map of New South Wales with remarkable detail along the coastline. The map predates the discovery of gold in NSW and does not contain the notations concerning gold diggings found in later issues. Well rendered vignettes of the Seal of New South Wales, Sydney Cove, The Murray and a plant called Xanthorrhaea. The large vignette of Sydney is a lovely bird's-eye view from the harbor. Surrounded by a delicately engraved decorative border. Borders and vignettes uncolored, as issued.


Condition: A

Original outline coloring. One area of light toning in blank area near the seal, still very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/2/2005