Islands in the Indian Ocean

London: Tallis, John, 1851.

Map. Steel engraving with color hand outline. Image measures 14.5" x 10.5". Map is drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, and illustrations drawn and engraved by Henry Winkles.

Beautifully designed map centered on the Indian Ocean, extending from the coast of West Africa to the Gulf of Siam, or present-day Thailand. The map depicts several island groups, including the Maldives and Seychelles. Inset of Mauritius shows the island in greater detail, showing towns, rivers, and topographical features. The map also shows Madagascar, the Malay Peninsula, Ceylon, and parts of Sumatra and Hindoostan - known today as Indonesia and India. Vignettes in black and white depict Point de Galle, Ceylon; Port Louis, Mauritius; North Beach, Prince of Wales Island; and Fall of the River Roche, Isle of Bourbon. Beautiful decorative border encapsulates this map. Chips and tears to margins, slightly cropped from original page size.

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. John Rapkin (1815-1876) was a mapmaker and engraver who worked closely with Tallis. Henry Winkles (1801-1860) was an English architectural illustrator, engraver, and printer.

Illustrator: Rapkin, J.
Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $200.00

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