Auction 96, Lot 478

"New Zealand", Tallis, John

Subject: New Zealand

Period: 1855 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 13.5 inches
25.4 x 34.3 cm

One of the most desirable Tallis maps. The islands are surrounded by a decorative border with three vignettes; Auckland, Mount Egmont from New Plymouth, and Wellington, a Maori portrait and a coin.


Condition: B

Plate was printed crooked on the paper, shaving off a bit of the upper left border, else clean and bright.

Estimate: $130 - $150

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/12/2001