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1851 Tallis Islands in the Indian Ocean
[IIO-1109]

by Maps of Africa



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"Islands in the Indian Ocean"

Published by John Tallis, 1851

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

This superb reproduction of the original hand-colored steel plate engraving, "Islands in the Indian Ocean", 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.

The islands of Madagascar, Mauritius, Bourbon, the Seychelles, the Laccadives, the Maldives, Socotra, the Nocobars and the Andaman Islands are all depicted. The exquisite vignettes include views of Native Village, Madagascar; Point de Galle, Ceylon; Fall of the River Roche, Isle of Bourbon; Port Louis, Mauritius; and North Beach, Prince of Wales Island.

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.