Turkey in Asia Iraq Holy Land c.1850 Tallis Rapkin decorative map hand coloredBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Turkey in Asia.
Issued London, c. 1850-60; 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 delicate 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. 10 1/2" x 14 1/4".
Printed area measures c. 10 1/4" x 12 3/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4, pg. 244.