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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

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John Tallis

Cape Colony

Published: J & F Tallis, London, 1851

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This attractive map of the Cape Colony appeared in the Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World, Geographical, Political, Commercial and Statistics, published by J & F Tallis & Co in 1851, in order to coincide with the Great Exhibition. The atlas was highly regarded for its geographic, cartographic and aesthetic qualities.

A seldom-appreciated and historically important feature of this beautiful map is its depiction of the main wagon routes to the north, east and north-east and key outspans along the routes, visited by notable travellers such as John Campbell and William Burchell.  

The map is in fine condition

Tooley's Collectors Guide to maps of Africa p. 115  

  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 32.1 x 24.7cm
  • Sold By: Roger Stewart Antiquarian
  • Contact Person: Dr. Roger Stewart
  • Country: South Africa
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