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£120 Ceylon Tallis 1851 Ref: 6031.51
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CEYLON
The Illustrations Drawn & Engraved by H. Winkles. | The Map, Drawn & Engraved by J. Rapkin.
JOHN TALLIS & COMPANY, LONDON & NEW YORK.

Drawn and engraved on steel by J. Rapkin, this series of finely engraved maps were first published in parts from the end of the 1840's and issued as a complete volume, The Illustrated Atlas in 1851. The work was re-issued a number of times until about 1865 and the maps were then used by Montgomery Martin, the author of the text in the Illustrated Atlas, in his British Colonies from 1854. The final appearance of the maps, with vignettes erased from the plate, was in geographical dictionaries and encyclopaedias until about 1880.  
This map of Ceylon is from the Illustrated Atlas of 1851. 
Vignettes of Lake of Kandy, Ruins of a Dagora at Toopharamaya, Adams Peak from the lake of Colombo, Temple of Buddha Kalany, Colombo.
Light toning to paper edges but with generous margins all round it remains a very good example from the first publication in original hand colour and without centrefold.
Includes original page of typeset text by Montgomery Martin. 

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