SET OF FIVE MAPS OF AUSTRALIA BY JOHN TALLIS C. 1850.
SET OF FIVE MAPS
A highly decorative set of maps of Australia 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 maps were drawn and engraved by John Rapkin while the illustrations are drawn by various artists.
AUSTRALIA, PART OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA.VICTORIA OR PORT PHILLIP.
Each measures approx. 340 x 245 mm. Good examples. See photo for condition.
Original outline hand colour.
A guaranteed genuine antique map.