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1851 Tallis Van Diemen's Island or Tasmania
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"Van Diemen's Island or Tasmania"

Published by John Tallis, 1851

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

This superb reproduction of the original hand-colored steel plate engraving, "Van Diemen's Island or Tasmania", 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 and towns, rivers, lakes, a detailed coastline, and mountainous regions as they existed in the mid-1800's. Of particular interest are the exquisite vignettes of Hobart Town, Thylacinus Cynocephalus (the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger), Residence of the V.D.L. Company's Agent, Circular Head, and a British coin.

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.