London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
MARTIN, R. Montgomery (editor). Tallis's Illustrated Atlas, and Modern History of the World. London: John Tallis and Company, 1851. 2° (371 x 265mm). Engraved frontispiece of the Crystal Palace, additional engraved title with vignette and decorative border, 2 maps of the hemispheres, 2 plates of comparative views, 2 world maps and 77 maps, hand-coloured in outline, vignettes (some maps a little cropped, some light mainly marginal spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf gilt by G. Phillips (head and feet of joints splitting, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Charlotte ?Sturdis, 1854 (signature on front free endpaper). Phillips Atlases 822.
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