London: The London Printing and Publishing Company, 1851. unbound. Map. Steel engraving. Image measures 9.75" x 13.5" very good(+).
Rare double page edition of Tallis' classic United States map. Map extends from the East Coast to Missouri Territory, New Mexico (also named "Santa Fe") and the Rio Grande. Vignettes include images of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, a buffalo hunt, Penn's treaty with the Indians, and the Washington Monument. In excellent condition. 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.