Published by John Tallis, 1851
Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2015
This superb reproduction of the original hand-colored steel plate engraving, "Asia", was first published by the noted English cartographer, John Tallis, in his Illustrated Atlas and serves as a fine example of mid-19th century pictorial mapmaking. Generally considered to be the last of the great pictorial mapmakers, Tallis's maps are eagerly sought after by collectors.
This map depicts the cities, towns, rivers, lakes, detailed coastline, mountainous regions and insular Asia as they were known in the mid-19th century. Of particular interest are the exquisite vignettes of Petra, Tartars, Russian Peasants, the Walrus, and Sun-birds of India and the Philippine Isles.
We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.