John Tallis Map of Bath 1851: Large Poster Sized Photographic Quality Print of Map of Bath 1851
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This is a splendid Victorian map by John Tallis 1851 of the historic Spa City of Bath in North East Somerset nestled between a bend on the River Avon. The great Victorian parks and famous gardens surround Bath. The plan displays three splendid illustrations. These illustrations are Royal Crescent, Abbey Church and St Michael's Church. London publisher John Tallis issued his Illustrated Atlas in 1850, consisting of eighty highly decorative maps of the countries and regions of the World, engraved on steel by John Rapkin. They are delicately engraved and are surrounded by charming vignette views depicting famous landmarks, wildlife and costume of the inhabitants of each country. By this time the accuracy and practicality of maps were generally considered of greater importance than were aesthetic qualities, therefore making them unusual for the period. Tallis did not produce a series of county maps, but his maps of the individual countries of the World are well worthy of note. Between 1850 and 1860, Tallis published an extremely attractive series of town and city plans, also engraved by Rapkin, with vignettes of scenes and buildings taken from Dugdales Curiosities.
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