London: Tallis, John, 1851. Rapkin, J. unbound. Map. Steel engraving of the African continent with original hand coloring and centerfold. Image measures 9.75" x 12.75" very good.
Includes insets of geographical and cultural details such as St. Helena and the Hottentots. Small chip to lower left corner. John Tallis Jr. (1817-1876) was a London born bookseller who continued the prolific map publishing company started by his father. After a partnership with his brother, Tallis Jr. expanded the business to New York in 1849 as well as Boston, Cincinnati, Rochester, Philadelphia and Baltimore. He is remembered as one of the last decorative map makers, and this lovely map exemplifies his work.