Posted on: 11 December 2015

Digital Rare Book:
Handbook of the Madras Presidency with a Notice of the Overland Route to India
Published by John Murray, London - 1879

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Overland Route To India
Map Maker: John Tallis
London / 1851

Striking full color example of this fascinating map, showing the various trade routes to Europe, with a larger map of Europe and the Mediterranean at the top, and a detailed regional map of the Middle East and Western India at the bottom.

Decorative vignettes of Gibralter, the London Post Office, Malta, Aden, Madras and Bombay, and the Mail Crossing the Desert by Camel. Engraved for R. Montgomery Martin's Illustrated Atlas. Tallis was one of the last great decorative map makers. His maps are prized for the wonderful vignettes of indigenous scenes, people, etc.

Source: Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

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Samwise Lately

Beautiful map


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