Decorative & Finely Executed 19thC Map of Asia Drawn & Engraved by John Rapkin.
Vignettes by J Marchand and J B Allen and published by John Tallis & Co - The Illustrated Atlas (London & New York c1851)
The Illustrated Atlas published from 1849 was the last decorative world atlas. The Asia map was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its ornamental border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of the architectural city of Petra, Tartars on horseback, Russian peasants, walruses and various sun birds of India and the Philippine Isles
This is an organically steel engraving with original hand colour
Printed area is approx 32cm by 25.5cm not including imprint
Will be sent via Royal Mail signed for service