1851 John Tallis Antique Maps of Australia & States WA, SA, Vic, NSW, Tas. x 6

Cartographer : John Tallis

  • Title : Australia; New South Wales; Victoria or Port Phillip; Van Diemens Land or Tasmania; Part of South Australia; Western Australia Swan River
  • Size: 14in x 10 ½in (355mm x 265mm) ea.
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Date : 1851
  • Ref #:  35511, 35503, 1554, 35519, 35523, 93004

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 stable
Paper color : - off white
Age of map color: - Original & later
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown.
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 14in x 10 ½in (355mm x 265mm) ea.
Plate size: - 14in x 10 ½in (355mm x 265mm) ea.
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Margins: - Light age toning
Plate area: - Light age toning along centerfold 2 Maps
Verso: - None

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)