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Auction 132, Lot 577

"Syria", Tallis, John

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 13 inches
24.9 x 33 cm

Beautiful steel engraved map with Tallis' lovely vignettes and scroll borders. The Syrian map includes all of present day Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, with a bit of Turkey and Cyprus. Vignettes include Jerusalem, a camel caravan and Arab people. The map was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin with H. Warren & J. Rogers engraving the borders and vignettes.


Condition: A

Stunning, early impression. Professional repair along centerfold with no evidence of damage. Two mirrored worm holes in blank margin at left, well away from map image.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/2/2010