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Description:This finely engraved beautifully hand coloured original antique map of South Australia - with several vignettes of Adelaide, Aboriginals and various wildlife - was engraved by John Rapkin and published by John Tallis in 1851.
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)
General Description: 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) Plate size: - 15in x 10 ½in (355mm x 265mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (10mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Light creasing along centerfold Verso: - None