SOUTH AMERICA BY JOHN TALLIS 1850.
A highly decorative map showing South America 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 "South America" has a number of vignette views including scenes of Rio de Janeiro and gold washing in Brazil.. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, while the illustrations are drawn by J Marchant and engraved by J Rogers.
Measures approx. 240 x 320 mm. Excellent condition, see photo.
A guaranteed genuine antique map.