Auction 122, Lot 449

"Eastern Hemisphere", Tallis, John

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
33 x 24.1 cm

One of the most decorative 19th century maps surrounded with fine steel engraved vignettes of the people and animals of the hemisphere and an exotic decorative border. The map is colored by continent and the Steam Route for the British Empire is shown in blue. Illustrations are by H. Warren and engraved by J. Rogers. The map was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin.

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Condition: A

Nice original outline color. There are a couple of short marginal tears, repaired on the verso with archival tape, and faint toning on the centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007

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