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- Published: London & New York
- Published date: 1851
- Issue date: 1851
- Technique: Steel engraving, hand colored
- Category: Cabool
- Type: map
- Size: 26 x 33.7 cm (10,25 x 13.25 inches).
- Stock number: 36582
- Condition: Trimmed at top. The lower edge of the sheet frayed. Otherwise very good condition.. 264 by 337mm (10½ by 13¼ inches).
Original antique steel engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Original steel engraved map of Afghanistan and today's Pakistan. Accompanied by vignette scenes of Lahore, the Minars and Sultan Mahmoud's fortress at Ghuznee and the boats on the Indus. Decorative scrolls and title cartouches on the edges of the maps. 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)