DURBAN COAST, NATAL BY JOHN TALLIS CIRCA 1850.
NATAL AND KAFFRARIA
A highly decorative map of The Durban Coast 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 "Natal and Kaffraria" has a number of vignette views inluding The Entrance to Port Natal (Durban) and Port Natal and the town of Durban. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin while the illustrations are drawn by H.Winkles and were engraved by W. Lacey.
Measures approx. 245 x 320 mm. Small peice of top left corner missing (away from engraved surface). Excellent condition.
Attractive hand colour.
A guaranteed genuine antique map.