Van Diemen’s Island or Tasmania antique map. John Tallis c1853

September 12th 2017 -

Van Diemen's Island or Tasmania antique map. John Tallis c1853

Van Diemen’s Island or Tasmania antique map. The most decorative antique map of Tasmania ever published. Van Diemen’s Island or Tasmania finely engraved and coloured in 1853. Lovely original antique map of Tasmania with vignettes of Hobart, Residence of the Van Diemen’s Land Company’s Agent, Circular Head, and. With contemporary counties outlined in pen, and pale blue wash to the ocean edge (as published). Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, with illustrations drawn by H. Warren & engraved by J. Rogers for John Tallis & Company, London and New York. Tallis and Company established a worldwide reputation as publishers of high quality books and grand atlases, by illustrating them with finely engraved border embellishment and small engravings (known as vignettes) that were important to the main subject. Maps include views of major cities, and local flora and fauna and people. As principal engraver of maps and prints for Tallis, John Rapkins ability and finesse was greatly responsible for the Companys reputation as publishers of accurate and visually attractive maps. Illustrations decorating the maps, portraits and views were drawn and then engraved by skilled specialists – in reverse from a mirror image. Engraving of illustrations was expensive. By 1865 Tallis was one of the last publishers of beautifully decorated maps and prints. This is a pretty antique map of Tasmania. There is slight soiling at top left and along central horizontal fold (which facilitated publication in an atlas half the size of the map). Close-cropped along upper and lower sides, as issued. Paper size 347 x 270mm (13 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches). This map is on display and for sale at our city gallery. Please check that it is available BEFORE you pay. We are happy to hold any item for 24 hours for your consideration. All our images are guaranteed to be original, as described. We have been antique dealers since 1976. Auctiva Free Image Hosting. Show off your items with Auctiva’s Listing Templates. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Van Diemen’s Island or Tasmania antique map. John Tallis c1853″ is in sale since Saturday, November 21, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases, Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “antique-maps-print-au” and is located in Gold Coast. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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