MAPS: (2) 1851 Rapkin Tallis U.S. & N. America, Pair of maps Drawn & Engraved by J. Rapkin, published by J & F Tallis, London, Edinburgh & Dublin, with illustrations by J. Marchant engraved by J. Rogers. Hand-colored borders and illustrations. From The Illustrated Atlas, circa 1851. Framed, sizes given are area inside mat followed by overall framed size. Please note that maps have not been examined outside of frame. 1. United States, with portraits of Washington and Franklin and illustrations of The Capitol, Buffalo Hunt, Penn's Treaty with the Indians, and the original Washington's Monument. 13 1/8 x 10 1/8, 19 3/4 x 16 inches. 2. North America, with illustrations of Esquimaux Dog-sledge, Mount Hekla, Beavers, Falls of Niagara, Convoy of Diamonds, Ancient Monument Mexico, North American Indians, Cossacks, and Wapiti Deer. 9 5/8 x 13 5/8, 15 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches.
Provenance: Property from the Collection of Charles E. Sigety
Notes/Literature: The late Charles E. Sigety was a renowned collector of Americana, ranging from examples of Norman Rockwell to important historic documents. A selection of his collection was sold at Christie's New York in 2016