London: Tallis, John, 1851. Rapkin, J. unbound. Map. Steel engraving with original hand outline. Image measures 14" x 9.5"
Beautifully detailed and decorative map of North America. States and territories are demarcated in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Vignettes include "Esquimaux Dog-Sledge", "Mount Hekla", "Beavers", "Falls of Niagara", "Convoy of Diamonds", "Ancient Monument, Mexico", "North American Indians", "Wapiti Deer" and "Cossacks". Minor toning to edges. 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. Hard to find.