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1851 Tallis Prussia
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"Prussia"

Published by John Tallis, 1851

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

This superb reproduction of the original hand-colored steel plate engraving, "Prussia", 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.

Of special note here are the splendid vignettes of French Church in Berlin, Frederick the Great, The Royal Palace, Brandenburg Gate, and Berlin. Prussia, a region of Germany, grew greatly in military power during the eighteenth century. By 1871, William I of Prussia would be named Emperor of Germany, giving Prussia great power in the German Empire.

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.