Highly decorative map of Scotland. Drawn & engraved by John Rapkin for The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World by Martin Montgomery.

Decorative border with 6 vignette views of Scotland Edinburgh, Deer Stalking, Holyrood House, Scott's monument, Burns monument etc.

Original outline colour with later expert colour on vignettes. The Tallis maps are considered to be the last of the lhighly decorated and ornamental maps published.

The sought after first edition with no central fold

Very good condition

code : M4852

Cartographer : Tallis John

Date : 1851 London

Size : 37*27 cms

availability : Available

Price : £245

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active 1838-1851

John Tallis founder of Tallis and Co., London map publishers who traded under various names: L. Tallis, Tallis & co, John Tallis, John Tallis & co. (London & New York) between 1838 and 1851. After 1850-51, their maps were published by the London Printing and Publishing Co., London and New York.

The Illustrated Atlas of the World, published in 1849 with the maps and decorative vignette's engraved and drawn by J. Rapkin, was one of the last atlases to be truly decorated and is therefore highly prized.