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TALLIS, J. - New Zealand.

TALLIS, J. -  New Zealand.
TALLIS, J. - New Zealand.
Date: London, 1851
Size: 355 x 257 mm.
Colouring: In original o/l colours.
Condition: Short margins, as issued. Paper slightly age-toned. Good condition.


Decorative steel engraved map of New Zealand, surrounded by illustrations of Auckland, Mount Egmont, a New Zealander, and the port of Wellington. Border in a New Zealand motif. With the seal of New Zealand
Taken from "The illustrated atlas and modern history of the world by John Tallis". The Illustrations after a design by H. Warren and engraved by J.B. Allen. The Map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin.

John Tallis a London publisher was one of the most popular cartographers of the 19th Century. He became famous for the very accurate and visually appealing maps that featured the extensive use of vignette views from around the World and ornamental perimeter engraving.
Principal engraver and mapmaker to John Tallis was John Rapkin, renowned for his extraordinary artistic and engraving skills. Between them they produced many books of travel and exploration.
  • Reference N°: 32596