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Antique map of India - Delhi. Chapman & Hall, c1833

Antique map of India - Delhi. Chapman & Hall, c1833

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INDIA IX. Original map engraved by J&C Walker. London, Published by Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand. November 1st 1833. Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Gurry or Gurh, Fortification  Droog, Hill Fort.  Poor, Town  Nuddy, River. As well as Delhi, this map shows British Territory, Marwar, Harraoutee, Scindia, Rajah or Dholpoor, Barree and Rajahkairah, Bundlecund, King of Oude, Rajpoot States, Protected Seik States, States of Ghurwal.

Geography is highlighted by hachures for mountain ranges, and contemporary pen outlining of regions (from the time of publication). Within an engraved cross-banded border, and with scales of British Miles and Indian Cosses (the latter being a measure of distance in India, varying from one and a quarter to two and a half English miles). 

Engravers, draughtsmen and publishers, John, Alexander and Charles Walker were known as J. & C. Walker, flourished in London from 1820-1895. They published their “Royal Atlas” with several reissues, and engraved many maps and charts for the British Admiralty. J & C Walker are best known for their work in conjunction with the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Obverse slight foxing, but otherwise in good condition. Page measures 355 x 415mm (14 x 16 3/8 inches). The page is complete, with wide margins around the border, as issued.

Stock Number: amIsduk9Price: $77.00

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