The maps in The Illustrated Atlas were first published in serial form for an audience that led isolated lives due to the cost and difficulty of travel.
All that changed as the progress of the XNUMXth century brought rapid and dramatic shifts in the public consciousness of faraway places.
Undoubtedly, the Tallis maps played an important role in this dramatic awakening.
These maps not only provided up-to-date geographic knowledge, but also used vignette views in the map design to show native peoples and their occupations, cities and points of interest.
The maps hark back to a cartographic tradition of XNUMXth-century Dutch cartographers with finely engraved decorative borders.
Maps were designed and engraved by John Rapkin with views drawn and engraved by several prominent artists.
The maps were published as a complete volume from 1851 until about 1865.
Some of the maps were also published in other history books published by Tallis, including British colonies and, without the vignettes, in gazetteers and encyclopedias until about 1880. A beautiful and decorative engraved steel map showing the region in great detail.
It features five vignettes, designed by H. Winkles and recorded by W. Lacey: “Boats on the Rio Negro”, “Santa Catharina”, “Monte Video”, “Cabo Santo Antônio, Bahia” and “Rio de Janeiro.” Surrounded by a delicately engraved decorative border.
The map was designed and engraved by J. Rapkin. “Brazil”, Tallis, John
Founded in 1918, the Museu de Arte da Bahia is considered the oldest museum in the city and features paintings by masters of Bahian sacred art,
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