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Lot 239: TALLIS, JOHN. The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World, Geographical, Political, Commercial & Statistical.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: TALLIS, JOHN. The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World, Geographical, Political, Commercial & Statistical. 80 engraved maps, hand-colored in outline, manuscript index of maps on front flyleaf, engraved pictorial title-page. Folio, 14 1/2x10 1/2 inches, contemporary calf over marbled boards, needs binding; internally maps nice, some with minor surface soiling, map of Mexico with 1 1/2 inch closed tear, few letterpress text leaves with small tears. sold as is. London and New York: J. & F. Tallis, [1851]

Notes: Tallis''s renowned atlas, with maps engraved by John Rapkin surrounded by highly decorative vignettes of geographical, social and cultural interest relating to each region.

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