BRITISH POSSESSIONS | IN THE | MEDITERRANEAN
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 John Rapkin (1813-1899). The vignettes for the series were drawn and engraved by various hands. The 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 encyclopaedias until about 1880.
This example has a centrefold but remains a good example in original hand colour.