This is a beautiful example of John Tallis and John Rapkin's 1851 map of South Australia, Australia. Centered on the Spencer Gulf, it covers the southeastern part of the state of South Australia from Lake Torrens to Kangaroo Island and Bonny Wells. This map depicts the area during the early years of settlement in the only state to be settled by free settlers. The map includes beautiful illustration by H. Warren depicting Adelaide, natives of Catamaran, a Nymphicus, and an Australian dog. The seal of South Australia is also illustrated. Mining districts are depicted with red dots throughout. The map also notes the routes of the English explorer Edward John Eyre in 1840. The whole has the highly decorative presentation and elaborate border distinctive of Tallis maps. This map was issued as part of the 1851 edition of John Tallis and Company's The Illustrated Atlas, And Modern History of the World.