AUSTRALIA BY JOHN RAPKIN CIRCA 1850
A highly decorative map of Australia originally issued by John Tallis, probably one of the best known map-makers and publishers of the 19th Century. The maps were published circa 1850 and are considered the last series of decorative maps of the world, Contained within an elaborate border the maps were generally decorated with vignettes and scenes depicting particular views and local inhabitants. The present map of "Australia" has vignettes of Sydney and the flora and fauna. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin.
Measures approx. 245 x 320 mm. Good condition. Folds as issued.
A guaranteed genuine antique map.