Auction 117, Lot 132

"British America", Tallis, John

Subject: Canada and Alaska

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

13 x 10.3 inches
33 x 26.2 cm

Fine, decorative map surrounded in a delicately engraved border and further embellished with five vignettes. Extends to show all of today's Canada and Alaska, here called Russian America. In Canada, at least 23 provinces are delineated through hand coloring. The vignettes include a bird's-eye view of Boston City, a seal, whale fishing, Esquimaux, Polar Bears, and a nautical scene showing the ships Fury and Hecla. Vignettes and border uncolored, as issued.


Condition: A

Very lovely steel engraving with original outline color. Just a couple spots of foxing in upper portion of map, otherwise near fine.

Estimate: $120 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/6/2006