BELGIUM. BRUSSELS BY JOHN TALLIS CIRCA 1850.
A highly decorative map of Brussels 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 are generally decorated with vignettes and scenes depicting particular views and local inhabitants. The present map of "Brussels" has a number of vignette views including Hotel De Ville, Palace Royal and the church of St. Gudule. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin while the illustrations are drawn and engraved by J.Watkins.
Measures approx. 245 x 340 mm. Generally very good. See photo for condition.
Attractive hand colour.
A guaranteed genuine antique map.