China & Burma Asia 1850 decorative Rapkin antique engraved hand color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
China and Burmah.
(Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mouth of the River Ganges, Yellow Sea, Great Wall, Imperial Canal, Formosa Strait, Regents Sword)
Issued 1850-60, London, by the London Printing and Publishing Company.
Drawn & Engraved by Rapkin.
Fine and uncommon original antique engraved & lithographed map, with lovely hand color. Set within an ornate decorative border.
The map remains overall clean & sound, light signs of age typical to all old sheets of printed paper. The scan provided should capture the appearance better than words.
A visual depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 11 1/8" H x 13 3/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 10 1/8" H x 12 3/4" W
Original fold lines as issued.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 4, p. 14.