London: J. Rapkin.
Map. Steel engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 10.5" x 12.75". In good condition, with no center fold or crease as is common with this map.
This map of Eastern Canada and New Brunswick shows the span of the St. Lawrence river from Gaspe to Montreal. Decorative vignettes show a view of Quebec from the river, and a grouping of North American Indians. The map is from R. Montgomery's "Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World."
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 of British America exemplifies his work.