Malta Corfu British Mediterranean islands Zante c.1855 Tallis decorative mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
British Possessions in the Mediterranean.
(Europe, Mediterranean, Island, Malta, Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar, Corfu, Ithaca)
Issued London, c. 1850-60 by Tallis; Drawn & engraved by J. Rapkin. Published by Orr & Co.
Lovely mid- 19th century antique map, engraved with original outline hand color. Decorative visual appeal, unique to this era and series. Widely considered one of the most decorative maps of the 19th century, charming well rendered vignettes scenes surround the map, all set within in an intricate floral and lace border. All delicately engraved with flourish and nuance.
Overall mostly clean, pleasing uniformly toned age patina, nice looking example.
Sheet measures c. 14 3/4" x 10 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 13 3/4" x 9 3/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4, pg. 244.