London: Tallis, John.
Map. Steel engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 10" x 13.". Sheet measures 10.75" x 14.5". Top right corner torn, right margin trimmed very close to decorative border. Shows some light foxing.
A beautiful map of Mexico from and the modern-day southwestern United States, published in 1851. A key at bottom indicates areas of yellow as "Newly discovered GOLD districts". 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.
Illustrator: RAPKIN, John
Condition: Very Good