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Tallis's map of America
John Tallis.

London, & New York, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. This is one of the most decorative 19th century maps of the Americas. The map is a circular hemisphere completely surrounded by steel-engraved vignettes featuring whales, natives, and indigenous animals, all tied together with a vine-style border. The map extends to include New Zealand and the Solomon Islands in the Pacific and the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic. Alaska is Russian America and New California occupies all the west coast. The boundaries of an Independent Texas appear but the coloring includes it as a part of the United States. The coast of Antarctica is just beginning to appear.
TALL0001
£250.00

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Detailed map of Sweden & Norway
John Tallis.

London, J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. With inset vignettes including views of Stockholm and skiing.
TALL0044
£125.00

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Map of the the Russian Empire in Asia
John Tallis.

London, John Tallis & Co, c.1851. Northern Asia, with Siberia and Kamchatka. With four vignettes.
TALL0057
£98.00

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Map of southern Italy
John Tallis.

London , J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Map of south Italy, with Corsica, Sardinia & Sicily with engraved vignette scenes, including Carnival, Festival of the Vintage and a view of Naples and Vesuvius.
TALL0067
£75.00

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Central America
John Tallis.

London: London Printing and Publishing Company, 1861. Map of Central America from Guatemala to Nicaragua, with engraved vignette scenes.
TALL0035
£95.00

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Map of Afghanistan, Pakistan and the North West Frontier
John Tallis.

London Printing and Publishing Co., c.1860. Drawn and engraved by Rapkin, with three vignettes including a propect of Lahore.
TALL0054
£98.00

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Map of Argentina and Chile
John Tallis.

London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Decorative map of Chile and Argentina, before the two countries expanded south into Patagonia, with decorative vignettes including a view of the Grand Square of Buenos Ayres.
TALL0063
£98.00

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Decorative map of Belgium
John Tallis.

London Printing and Publishing Company, c.1860. With inset vignettes including views of Antwerp Cathedral and the Monuments on the Plains of Waterloo.
TALL0052
£79.00

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Maps of Jersey & Guernsey
John Tallis.

London: London Printing and Publishing Company, c.1860. Decorative maps of Jersey & Guernsey, with vignettes including views of St Peter Port and Mont Orguil Castle,
TALL0064
£98.00

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View of Hartford, Connecticut
John Tallis.

London: J.F. Tallis, c.1851. Hartford, Connecticut. The decorative borders have two historical scenes: Captain Wadsworth hiding the Constitution charter in the fanous oak in 1687; and Governor Fletcher's authority resisted by the Militia, 1683.
TALL0062
£39.00

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Plan of Plymouth with its docks.
John Tallis.

London Printing and Publishing Co., c.1860. Drawn and engraved by Rapkin, with three vignettes.
TALL0053
£89.00

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France
John Tallis.

London, J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Map of France with engraved vignette scenes.
TALL0039
£75.00

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Guyana
John Tallis.

London & New York, John Tallis & Co., c.1855. Guyana map with engraved vignette scenes, including a prospect of Georgetown.
TALL0042
£75.00

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Decorative map of Holland
John Tallis.

London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. With inset vignettes including a view of Rotterdam.
TALL0016
£59.00

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Hungary
John Tallis.

London & New York, John Tallis & Co., c.1855. Map of Hungary with engraved vignette scenes, including a prospect of Budapest.
TALL0040
£75.00

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Map of Northern India, Bangladesh and the Himalayan Kingdoms
John Tallis.

London, J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Northern India, with Nepal, Sikkim and Bhotan. Drawn and engraved by Rapkin, with six vignettes including a view of a tiger hunt.
TALL0055
£125.00

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Japan & Korea
John Tallis.

London, John Tallis & Co, c.1851. Map of Japan & Korea with a vignette of Tokyo (Yedo).
TALL0018
£200.00

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Map of Peru and Bolivia
John Tallis.

London: London Printing and Publishing Company, c.1855. Decorative map of Peru and Bolivia, still showing the Bolivian corridor to the sea, lost during the War of the Pacific (1879-83). The decorative vignettes include views of Lima and Potosi, Bolivia's mountain of silver.
TALL0065
£89.00

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Russia decoated with vignettes.
John Tallis.

London, John Tallis and Co, c.1851. Russia west of the Urals, published just prior to the Crimean War. Vignettes include a view of St Petersburg and Napoleon's Flight from Moscow.
TALL0051
£79.00

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Detailed map of playing fields of the Great Game
John Tallis.

London, the London Printing and Publishing Company, 1861. Showing parts of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan & Turkestan, markin Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent, with engraved vignette scenes of Tartar nomadic life. The 'Great Game' was the name for the Anglo-Russian rivalry in Central Asia, with Russia pushing south to threaten British India through Afghanistan. At the time this map was published the Crimean War and the India Mutiny had made the Game more intense. Less than a decade later Independent Tartary had gone: Tashkent was annexed by Russia in 1865, and Samarkand & Bukhara came under Russian control in 1868.
TALL0048
£140.00

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