A finely executed map published in London and New York around the year 1850 in "The Illustrated Atlas” by John Tallis, which is considered to be the last "decorative" world atlas ever printed.
The Malay Archipelago map is decorated with vignettes of Victoria Mount in New Guinea, natives of New Guinea and scenes near Sarawak, Borneo. A real collector's item for those interested in Indonesia.
John Tallis (1817-1876) was a British map publisher. Born in the Midlands, Tallis came to London in the 1840s. For the Great Exhibition of 1851, Tallis published this World Atlas. The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or The Great Exhibition, an international exhibition, took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. It was the first in a series of World's Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century