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TALLIS, J. - Overland Route to India.
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Overland Route to India. - TALLIS, J.
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Title : Overland Route to India..
Map maker : TALLIS, J..
Date : London, 1851.
Size : 12.6 x 9.7 inches. / 32.0 x 24.7 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.
Description :Decorative steel engraved map of the Overland Route to India, surrounded 8 decorative vignettes.
Taken from "The illustrated atlas and modern history of the world by John Tallis", published between 1849 and 1853. The Illustrations after a design by H. Warren and engraved by J Rapkin and J.Rogers.
The decorative map is divided into 2 separate maps top map is the route taken from London down through the Mediterranean to the Syrian city of Allepo. The bottom map shows the route taken from Allepo through the Persian Gulf, across the Arabian Sea to Bombay in west India.
The Map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin.
John Tallis a London publisher was one of the most popular cartographers of the 19th Century. He became famous for the very accurate and visually appealing maps that featured the extensive use of vignette views from around the World and ornamental perimeter engraving.
Principal engraver and mapmaker to John Tallis was John Rapkin, renowned for his extraordinary artistic and engraving skills. Between them they produced many books of travel and exploration.
Condition : In good condition. No fold, good margins.
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