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Auction 118, Lot 836

"Islands in the Indian Ocean", Tallis, John

Subject: Indian Ocean

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: llustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

12 x 8.8 inches
30.5 x 22.4 cm

Beautifully engraved map featuring vignette views with delicate decorative borders and titling. The main map is centered on the Indian Ocean and extends from Africa and Madagascar to Sumatra including the southern part of India. Names numerous small islands. Uncolored vignettes include "Point de Galle - Ceylon," "Port Louis - Mauritius," "North Beach - Prince of Wales Island," and "Falls of the River Roche - Isle of Bourbon." Additional map of the island of Mauritius is enclosed within a large inset and is very detailed.


Condition: A

With original outline color. Lightly frayed at binding edge.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/6/2007