Auction 110, Lot 686

"Australia", Tallis, John

Subject: Australia

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 10 inches
32.3 x 25.4 cm

An attractive steel engraved map of the continent with good detail along the coastlines that contrasts dramatically with the complete lack of detail in the interior. This edition names only four states/territories; West Australia, North Australia, South Australia, and New South Wales. Tallis filled the blank interior with tables listing county names. NSW has 19 counties and West Australia has 26. The surrounding vignettes include Natives of the Tribe of Bogan, Australian Parrots and Cockatoo, Natives of Australia Felix, and Sydney. Drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. Surrounded by a delicately engraved decorative border. Borders and vignettes uncolored, as issued.


Condition: B

Fine, original outline coloring. Two light areas of toning, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/2/2005