POLYNESIA OR ISLANDS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN BY JOHN TALLIS 1850.
POLYNESIA OR ISLANDS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN
A highly decorative map of The Pacific Ocean 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 "Polynesia or Islands in the Pacific Ocean" has a number of vignette views including scenes of the Sandwish Islands and Otaheite. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, while the illustrations are drawn by H. Winkles and engraved by T. Wrightson.
Measures approx. 240 x 320 mm. Excellent condition, see photo.
A guaranteed genuine antique map.