Auction 116, Lot 807

"Africa", Tallis, John

Subject: Africa

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 9.5 inches
32.3 x 24.1 cm

This decorative steel engraved map features five lovely vignettes and fancy borders. The map accurately depicts the state of knowledge of the African continent and leaves many regions blank. The five well rendered vignettes include an Arab Family of Algeria, Bedouin Arabs Encampment, Korranna Hottentots, Bosjesman Hottentots and St. Helena.


Condition: B

Original outline color and good margins. A few foxing spots and a little light surface soil, else very good.

Estimate: $110 - $130

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/20/2006