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Antique map of southern India. Madras Presidency. SDUK c1831

Antique map of southern India. Madras Presidency. SDUK c1831

by SDUK

INDIA II.  MADRAS PRESIDENCY antique map SDUK c1831. Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. It includes Gurry or Gurh. Fortification. Droog Hill Fort. Poor. Town. Nuddy. River. Original map engraved by J&C Walker and published in London by Chapman & Hall, 186 Strand, August 1st 1831.

This map focuses on the Madras Presidency, with Myasore and Carnatic (Karnataka). 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), geography is highlighted by hachures for mountain ranges, and contemporary pen outlining of regions. 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.)

This map has slight age-related soiling along the extremities of the page, but otherwise is in good condition. Page measures 355 x 415mm (14 x 16 3/8 inches). The page is complete, with large margins around the border, as issued.

Stock Number: amIsduk2Price: $99.00

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