Auction 110, Lot 691

"Van Diemen's Island, or Tasmania", Tallis, John

Subject: Australia, Tasmania

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 13.7 inches
25.4 x 34.8 cm

Decorative steel engraved map of the island with good details and featuring large and well-rendered vignettes. They include Hobarton, and a Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacinus Cynocephalus). This early edition calls Hobart Town 'Hobarton' and it does not contain the Seal nor the vignette of the V.D.L. Company residence. Surrounded by a delicately engraved decorative border. Borders and vignettes uncolored, as issued.

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Condition: A

Fine, original outline coloring.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/2/2005

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