Antique Map Ceylon by Tallis titled ‘Ceylon’. Finely engraved mid 19th century map of Ceylon, which was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin (H. Warren & J. Rogers) and published in John Tallis & co.’s The Illustrated Atlas (London & New York: c.1851). This is an earlier version of the Tallis map (possibly proof) which is without the vignette of ‘Circular Head’ and has a different view of Hobart.
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 to 1853, was the last decorative world atlas.
Condition: Very good.
Measures: 252mm x 349mm.
Year: 1849 â€“ 53
Purchase Code: M2325
Description: Antique map titled 'Carte de l'Asie Mineure Ancienne (..)'. Map of Asia Minor, also called Anatolia or Turkish Anadolu. This map originates from 'Atlas universel de gĂ©ographie ancienne et moderne (..)' by Pierre M. Lapie and Alexandre E. Lapie.
Artists and Engravers:Â Pierre M.Â LapieÂ was a French cartographer and engraver. He was the father of cartographer Alexandre Emile Lapie.
- Date: 1842
- Overall size: 68 x 50.5 cm.
- Image size: 54.5 x 40 cm.
- Condition: Very good, general age-related toning. Original folding line, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
Description:Â Antique map titled 'India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes'. BeautifulÂ map of Southeast Asia, extending from India to Tibet to Japan to New Guinea.Â It was the first popular map to depict part of Australia. Includes aÂ dedicational cartouche to Laurens Real.
Artists and Engravers:Â Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prominent Dutch geographer and publisher. Born the son of a herring merchant, Blaeu chose not fish but mathematics and astronomy for his focus. He studied with the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, with whom he honed his instrument and globe making skills. Blaeu set up shop in Amsterdam, where he sold instruments and globes, published maps, and edited the works of intellectuals like Descartes and Hugo Grotius. In 1635, he released his atlas,Â Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas novus.Â Willem died in 1638. He had two sons, Cornelis (1610-1648) and Joan (1596-1673). Joan trained as a lawyer, but joined his fatherâ€™s business rather than practice. After his fatherâ€™s death, the brothers took over their fatherâ€™s shop and Joan took on his work as hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company. Later in life, Joan would modify and greatly expand his fatherâ€™sÂ Atlas novus,Â eventually releasing his masterpiece, theÂ Atlas maior,Â between 1662 and 1672.
- Date: c.1640
- Overall size: 60 x 49.5 cm.
- Image size: 50.5 x 41 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Repair on folding line and repaired tear near Borneo. Few stains, mainly in margins. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.