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Description:These six is finely engraved beautifully hand coloured original antique maps of Australia and the 5 Australian States at the time of publishing - NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia - all with several vignettes of city views, Aboriginals and various wildlife - was engraved by John Rapkin and published by John Tallis in the 1851 edition of Illustrated Atlas of the World.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - Original & laterColors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown.General color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 14in x 10 ½in (355mm x 265mm) ea.Plate size: - 14in x 10 ½in (355mm x 265mm) ea.Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Light age toningPlate area: - Light age toning along centerfold 2 MapsVerso: - None
Background:The firm of Tallis & Company flourished from 1835 to 1860 with varying imprints. Their illustrated Atlas of 1850-51 was one of the last decorative atlases, all the maps being engraved on steel and all adorned with small vignettes. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)