Antique Map of Newcastle on Tyne by Rapkin
Newcastle on Tyne
Publication: The London Printing and Publishing Company
Description: Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Very decorative mid-Victorian plan with vignettes drawn and engraved by J. Watkins, including Railway Bridge, Central Station, The Castle, High Level Bridge.
Condition: Later hand colouring, folding copy as published. Some age discolouration to edges and marginal marks.
Image size: 265 x 360mm
10.5 x 14.25" approx.
Order No. 3625
John Rapkin (fl. 1835-65)
A nineteenth century map maker and engraver, best known for his work on the Illustrated Atlas of the World 1849-53 for John Tallis and Co. noted for their beautifully decorative borders and later re-issued by the London Printing and Publishing Co. London and New York.