Auction 132, Lot 36

"The World on Mercators Projection Shewing the Voyages of Captain Cook Round the World", Tallis, John

Subject: World

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 9.5 inches
32.5 x 24.1 cm

Steel engraved world map produced to celebrate the incomparable explorations by Captain James Cook. The complete path of the three voyages throughout the world are shown by different style engraved lines with dates. With a well rendered vignette of Cook's ship Endeavour. The continents are hand colored in outline. Decorative border with vignettes of native weapons.

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Condition: A

Very nice example with very wide margins compared to most Tallis maps. The borders and vignettes are in their original uncolored state.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/2/2010

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