Antique Map of Spain and Portugal by Rapkin
Publication: Tallis's Illustrated Atlas, John Tallis
Description: Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Very decorative mid-Victorian plan with vignettes drawn by A. H. Wray and engraved by J. B. Allen, including The Cap on the Pole, William Tell Shooting at the Apple, Bern, Castle of Chillon, Chamois Hunters and Tyrolese.
Condition: Later hand colouring, folding copy as published. Minor age discolouration and some old tape marks to corners of margins.
Image size: 265 x 360mm
10.5 x 14.25" approx.
Order No. 3865
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.