Auction 129, Lot 17

"The Illustrated Atlas, and Modern History of the World Geographical, Political, Commercial & Statistical", Tallis, John

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1851 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 12.5 inches
22.9 x 31.8 cm

A lovely steel engraved title page from this popular nineteenth century atlas. The title is enclosed in a delicate vine border with male representations of the four continents in each corner. The large scene at center depicts the personae from Europe, Asia, and Africa, a port scene and an early railroad locomotive in the background.

References: Shirley (TP) #97A.

Condition: A

Dark, early impression and very fine hand coloring. A little light foxing in wide margins, well away from image, otherwise a fine example.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/23/2009