Auction 117, Lot 762

"[Lot of 2] China and Birmah [and] Independent Tartary", Tallis, John

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: The Illustrated Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

A pair of beautiful steel engravings of northern Asia. The maps are nicely detailed and enclosed in delicately engraved borders. The map of China has vignettes of British Factories - Canton, Hong Kong, a pagoda, Chinese Soldiers, and two showing the native costumes. The map of Tartary extends from the Caspian Sea to Lake Balkach. Three vignettes of Tartars including a fascinating scene of the marriage custom of chasing the bride on horseback. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin


Condition: B

Minor marginal soil. The Tartary map is toned on centerfold.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/6/2006