Egypt And Arabia Patraea
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A decorative map with the border imitating ancient Egyptian monuments. Although he only issued one world atlas, John Tallis is among the best known of all map-makers and publishers. The maps were issued in 1851 to commemorate the Great Exhibition in London and are considered the last series of decorative maps of the world, combining fine cartographical detail within an elaborate and attractive border. This particular map has four vignettes entitled, "Mosque Of Sultan Hassan, Grand Cairo", "Alexandria", "Ruins Of The Great Temple, Karnac", and "Great Sphinx, Ghizeh"
region: Maps of Northern Africa
mapmaker: J. Tallis
place and date of publication: London 1851
medium and colour: steel plate, Original outline colourref: 26595
size in mm: 355 by 250mm (14 by 9.75 inches).
Price: £ 160
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