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Tallis, J. & F.

Natal and Kaffraria

Antique Natal and Kaffraria

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  • London & New York
  • 1851
  • Steel engraving, original color
  • 1851
  • South Africa
  • map
  • 36.5 x 27,2 cm (14.25 x 10,75 inches).
  • 34618
  • In excellent condition.

Article description

Article description

Original steel engraving, original color. Steel engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Decorative antique map of Natal and Kaffraria in Africa with two beautiful vignettes of the entrance to Port Natal and th town of Durban. Detailed map with many place names, rivers, mountains, etc. John Tallis (7 November 1817 – 3 June 1876) was an English cartographic publisher. His company, John Tallis & Company, published views, maps and atlases in London from roughly 1838 to 1851. Tallis set up as a publisher with Frederick Tallis in Cripplegate in 1842; the business moved to Smithfield in 1846, and was dissolved in 1849. From 1851 to 1854 Tallis operated as John Tallis & Company. He started the Illustrated News of the World which issued engraved portraits as supplements in a series entitled 'National Portrait Gallery of eminent personages' in 1858, selling it for £1,370 in 1861; it folded in 1863. The series was subsequently republished in a number of separate volumes. He lived in New Cross, South East London. His house on New Cross Road is listed as a Building of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, grade II. It has a blue plaque on the wall to signal the event. (Wikipedia)

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