London: John Tallis & Company, 1851.
Map. Steel engraving with outline hand color. Image measures 11.5 x 8.75 inches. Sheet measures 14.25 x 10.25 inches. In good condition with minor foxing.
Proposed Railroad map with a four vignette surround the map are Beloochee's, Lahore, Cootub Minar, Dehli (a world heritage site) and Indian Procession in the lower left with elephants. Includes Nepal and part of Sri Lanka. Map drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, illustrations by A. H. Wray and engraved by G. Greatbach. 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.
Illustrator: Rapkin, J.