This is an ornate and highly decorative map illustrates Independent Tartary which are the modern day ex Soviet Union southwest countries including Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, etc. The map shows a large Aral sea, which is now virtually gone due to Soviet era over-irrigation in the area. The map features three vignettes and fancy borders of the Tallis style. The steel engraved map illustrates the Bride chase, a tartar custom, Horsemen and the nomadic tent. Engraved by J. Rapkin. Color outline.
1851 Tallis Map of Tartary in Former USSR
Map Maker Specifics
J. Tallis, 1851, London
10 x 13 in. plus margins
Very Good. Slight age toning on edges, Issued center fold.