Published by John Tallis, 1851
Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016
This superb reproduction of the original hand-colored steel plate engraving, "Channel Islands", 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 Channel Islands have been under the English crown since William the Conqueror, before the year 1100 AD. Of particular interest on the map are the exquisite vignettes of St. Peter's Port, Castle Cornet, Jersey, Mont Orgueil Castle and Druidical Altar near Lancresse.
This map gives special attention to the islands of Guernsey and Jersey, while an inset, showing the Channel Islands in relation to the nearby coast of France, completes the presentation
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.