This is a decorative and striking steel engraved world map that was produced from the same plate used to celebrate the explorations by Captain James Cook. The highly attractive seven vignettes, which are trademarks of Tallis maps, show important places and cities of the world including London, Constantinople, Paris (Pont Neuf), Niagara, the Pyramids of Ghizeh, Gibraltar, and Vesuvius. The "Steam Routes to the Colonies" are shown in blue and the British Colonies are red outlined. The map was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin.
1851 Tallis Decorative World Map
The World on Mercator's Projection
Map Maker Specifics
J. Tallis, 1851, London
10.5 x 14 in. plus margins
Very good, slight edge and issued fold toning. Colored.