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Auction 115, Lot 334

"West India Islands", Tallis, John

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

13 x 9.8 inches
33 x 24.9 cm
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A very handsome chart of the Caribbean with fine detail and delicate coloring. Chart extends from the Bahamas through the Caribbean Islands and Trinidad to Columbia. The vignettes are beautifully engraved by J. Rogers after the art of H. Warren. The main vignette is "Kingston, Jamaica from the Commercial Rooms," plus three clipper ships anchored offshore, a small engraving of a native couple, and a coin. The vignettes and borders are uncolored, as issued.


Condition: A

Nice impression with original hand color in outline, pleasant ivory toned paper. Hint of centerfold toning, still very good.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/21/2006