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India. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. c1833

India. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. c1833

by SDUK

INDIA VI. 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, September 1st 1833.

This very detailed antique map of India has the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Cambay (extending through the border) on the left and Gurra Mundlah in the east. To the north it shows Marwa, Mewar, Harraoutee and Bundlecund, and extends in the south to Khandelish and Berrar. 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.)

Page measures 355 x 415mm (14 x 16 3/8 inches). The page is complete, with wide margins around the border, as issued. Foxing marks throughout, but not obvious. Priced accordingly. 

Stock Number: apIsduk6Price: $77.00

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