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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND Street Plan RAPKIN & TALLIS original antique illustrated map c1850

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BIRMINGHAM

By John Rapkin.

Drawn & engraved by John Rapkin for "The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World" by Martin Montgomery.

Published London circa 1850 by The London Printing and Publishing Company.

An attractive and highly detailed double page street plan of Birmingham. Beautifully illustrated with vignette engravings of St.Philip's Church, The London & North Western Railway Station, Town hall, School of Design, Bull Ring, King Edward's School, Theatre Royal and a view of Birmingham from Highgate.

The impressive level of detail includes naming of important streets and places of interest which can be appreciated in the close up images provided.

 Rapkin's superb illustrated town plans are only included in a minority of the Montgomery Martin atlases and are consequently quite scarce and highly sought after.

 Fine, clean condition. Free of repairs or restoration.

Original uncoloured format, but can be supplied professionally hand coloured at extra cost - please enquire.

Approx. 20.5" x 14.5" (520mm x 370mm) overall.

Printed on heavy grade paper, blank verso, centre fold as issued.
 

Please see also close up images. 


John Rapkin was a mapmaker who was concerned with the aesthetic value of his work as well as cartographic content. His fine maps are distinguished by the trademark decorative borders, vignettes and title displays. Rapkin worked in close association with the equally respected publisher John Tallis. The publishing rights of many of the maps passed to The London Printing and Publishing Company circa 1850. 


A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 150 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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