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1851 Tallis and Rapkin Map of Australia...I Have Had This Vintage Map Of Australia For Over 30 Years...It Wasn't Until I Was Watching Better Homes & Gardens Australia A While Ago & They Were Cleaning Out An Elderly Persons Garage & Had Discovered A Tallis Map In The Midst, That I Realized These Vintage Examples Of Tallis Work Are Very Sought After...Originally Brought In A Shop On Collins Street In Melbourne That Had Old Curios & Vintage Items, Around 30 Years Ago...I Then Moved Back To New Zealand 15 Years Ago And Brought It With Me In The Container....I Am Now Selling As I No Longer Have Room For My Curios...Below Is The Details Of This Very Rare Map.

1851 example of John Tallis and John Rapkin's 1851 map of Australia. It covers the entire continent of Australia along with Tasmania or as it was known at the time, Van Diemen's Island. An interesting map issued just as most of the earth's non-polar shore has been explored. Gone are many of the errors of the previous century with the coastlines accurately rendered. Inland though, much remained unexplored. Vast stretches of unmapped territory and speculative cartography fill central Australia. The early colonies in Western Australia and New South Wales are noted. In 1851, though not noted on this map, Victoria would become an independent colony separate from New South Wales.

This map is engraved by J. B. Allen and includes illustrations by J. Marchant of Sydney, Natives of the tribe of Bogan, Natives of Australia Felix, Australian Parrots and Cockatoo and Kangaroos. This map was issued as part of the 1851 edition of John Tallis and Company's The Illustrated Atlas, And Modern History of the World.

John Tallis and Company published views, maps and Atlases in London from roughly 1838 to 1851. . Specific Tallis maps later appeared in innumerable mid to late 19th century publications as illustrations and appendices.

good condition. Minor wear and spotting in corners as pictured.

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  • Seller location: New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ

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