BRITISH AMERICA BY JOHN TALLIS CIRCA 1850
A highly decorative map of Canada published 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 to be 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 scenes and local inhabitants. The present map of "British America" has views of Montreal and whale fishing.. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin while the illustrations are drawn by H. Warren and engraved by J. B. Allen.
Measures approx. 250 x 320 mm. Excellent condition.
Original outline hand colour, with a later wash on the vignettes..
A guaranteed genuine antique map.