'BRITISH INDIA' by John Tallis / J. Rapkin / A. H. Wray / G. Greenbach c.1860
A decorative and detailed mid 19th century map of India (including Nepal) which was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin (vignettes by A. H. Wray & G. Greatbach) and published* in Thomas Wright's Universal Pronouncing Dictionary (London: London Printing and Publishing House, c.1860).
*Originally issued in John Tallis's Illustrated Atlas (see below).
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 to 1853, was the last decorative world atlas. The 'British India' map was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its decorative border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of Lahore; Cootub Minar, Delhi; an Indian procession and Belouche tribesmen.
- This is an original steel engraving with original (map outline) and later (vignettes and border) hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 25.4cms by 33.8cms (including imprint).
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; vertical folds, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 155 years old.