ISTHMUS OF PANAMA BY JOHN TALLIS 1850
ISTHMUS OF PANAMA
A highly decorative map showing the Isthmus of Panama 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 "Isthmus of Panama" has a number of vignette views including the Fort at Chagres. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin.
Measures approx. 240 x 320 mm. Good condition, see photo.
Original outline hand colour.