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Auction 132, Lot 95

"North America", Tallis, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1851 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 14 inches
24.1 x 35.6 cm

The vignettes surrounding this decorative map of North America were drawn by J. Marchant and engraved by J. Rogers. The map is filled with forts and locates many Indian tribes. Texas is shown in a curious configuration without a panhandle, Western Territory takes up much of present-day Kansas and Oklahoma, and New Mexico is shown as a tiny strip of land above Texas. The vignettes include an Ancient Monument in Mexico, Convoy of Diamonds, Falls of Niagara, Beavers, Elk, and North American Indians. Across the top are Russian Cossacks (representing the Russian Possessions in Alaska), an Eskimo dog sled and Mount Hekla, Iceland. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin.


Condition: A+

Original outline color.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/2/2010