JAPAN & COREA (KOREA)
Drawn and engraved on steel by John Rapkin with vignettes drawn by various artists and engraved by H. Warren and J. B. Allen. 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, were in geographical dictionaries and encyclopaedia until about 1880.
Vignettes of Yedo (Tokyo), Koreans, State barge.
A couple of small nicks to top paper edge and on repaired tear at bottpm right margin just reaching printed border but still a good example without centrefold and good margins from the first edition in original hand outline colour. With original page of text description of Japan & Korea.