SRI LANKA – CEYLON BY JOHN TALLIS 1850.
A highly decorative map 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 "Ceylon" has a number of vignette views including scenes from Colombo and Candy. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin.
Measures approx. 240 x 320 mm. Very good condition, see photo. Folded as issued.
Original outline hand colour, augmented with a later wash.
A guaranteed genuine antique map.