SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE COLONY BY JOHN TALLIS CIRCA 1850.
A highly decorative map of South Africa 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 "Cape Colony" has a number of vignette views including one of Cape Town. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin.
Measures approx. 245 x 320 mm. Good condition.
Attractive hand colour.
A guaranteed genuine anti