The Tallis Town and City Plan Collection is a captivating compilation, offering unique insights into the urban landscapes of the 19th century. Named after John Tallis, a prominent British mapmaker and publisher in the mid-1800s, this extensive collection presents intricate and detailed maps of towns and cities worldwide. These maps not only function as navigational tools but also serve as historical artifacts, revealing the historical layout, architecture, and development of urban areas during this period.
Adorned with intricate engravings and illustrations, the Tallis Town and City Plan Collection captures the spirit of the Victorian era, reflecting the social, economic, and cultural aspects of the time. The meticulous attention to detail in these maps, coupled with artistic embellishments, provides a rich source for understanding the urban fabric of the 19th century.
Renowned as one of the leading cartographers of the 19th century, John Tallis, a London-based publisher, gained widespread acclaim for creating accurate and visually appealing maps and views across the globe during the Victorian Age. Collaborating with the skilled engraver and mapmaker John Rapkin, Tallis produced numerous travel and exploration books in the mid-19th century, showcasing Rapkin’s extraordinary artistic and engraving talents. In 1851, Tallis achieved a milestone with the publication of his renowned Illustrated Atlas.
Over the past decade, we have acquired original copies of all the Town Plans from this atlas. After extensive efforts on each, we are delighted to produce Fine Art Reproductions at an affordable price, making these historical treasures accessible to everyone whilst ensuring the very best print quality. By delving into the Tallis Town and City Plan Collection, one can explore the evolution of urban spaces, the growth of infra
structure, and the architectural diversity that defined cities and towns during this transformative period. These maps offer a unique perspective for historians, urban planners, and enthusiasts alike, shedding light on the dynamic nature of urban life in the 1800s.