Auction 96, Lot 93

"North America", Tallis, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 12.5 inches
24.1 x 31.8 cm

Decorative map surrounded by uncolored steel-engraved vignettes by Marchant featuring beavers, elk, North American Indians, Niagara Falls, Mayan ruins, etc. The map is filled with forts and locates many Indian Tribes. Oklahoma is Western Territory, the Southwest is Upper California, Alaska is Russian America. Very fancy border and title cartouche.

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Condition: B

Trimmed close to border at bottom, as issued. Color a little weak, some faint spots in Pacific.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/12/2001

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