1851 John Tallis Africa
John Tallis (1817-1876) is widely recognized as the last of the great pictorial map makers. During the 1840’s he produced a series of remarkable London street views as a subscription before expanding into attractively designed maps of the world. Set against the backdrop of the industrial revolution and the expansion of cultural knowledge, his maps combine the best elements of scientific cartography and decorative art.
His crowning achievement is the publication of the Illustrated World Atlas for the Great Exhibition of 1851. It is regarded as one of the finest compendiums of individual world maps ever produced. The maps were drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, with the delicately rendered vignette views executed by a number of skilled artists. The attractive illustrations include foreign views, ancient cities, monuments and important historical scenes along with the customs and dress of the people from different regions of the world. The elegant border design complements the fact that they are as beautiful as they are accurate. This is a superior reproduction from the original antique steel plate engraving published in 1851.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.
1851 John Tallis Africa