J. Rapkin Vintage South American Engraved Illustration Atlas Map Dated 1851

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Up for sale is a genuine original Antique South American Map engraved by J. Rapkin in 1850 with original outline color & graphics. The Illustrations, were published from 1849-1853, this were the last decorative maps publish so I am pretty sure there are only a limited amount left. Start your collection before other collectors buy the one out there up.

Measures approximately: 13" wide X 16"
c1851 South America
John Tallis/ J. Rapkin
illustrations by J. Merchant & Engraved by J. Rogers

A highly decorative and finely engraved mid 19th century map of South America that appeared in John Tallis & co.'s The Illustrated Atlas (London: c.1851) The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 to 1853, was the last decorative world atlas. The South America map was typical of the many fine ones that appeared in this work with its decorative border and attractive vignettes. Rio (de) Janeiro, Valparaiso, gold washing in Brazil and a Brazilian bridge of Ropes have been finely illustrated along with Natives of Chili and the Condor and Llamas of Peru.
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