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Auction 123, Lot 785

"New South Wales", Tallis, John

Subject: Australia

Period: 1852 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 13 inches
24.9 x 33 cm
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Lovely map of New South Wales with remarkable detail along the coastline. The map indicates the locations of the gold diggings, heralding the beginning of the Australian Gold Rush of 1851. It is surrounded by well-rendered vignettes of the Seal of New South Wales, Sydney Cove, The Murray and an agave-type plant namedXanthorrhaea. The large vignette of Sydney presents a lovely view from the harbor. The map is surrounded by a delicately engraved decorative border, illustrated by H. Warren and engraved by J. Rogers. The map was created by John Rapkin.


Condition: A

Nice original outline color within the map, with attractive later color on the vignettes and border. The margins have a couple of short tears, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/20/2008