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India antique map of Orissa, Hyderabad, Berar. SDUK c1832

India antique map of Orissa, Hyderabad, Berar. SDUK c1832

by SDUK

INDIA IV. 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, June 1st 1832.

This map focuses on the Indian provinces along the Bay of Bengal: the narrow strip of Oriss Circars (now Orissa), Hydrabad (Hyderabad), and Berar (the eastern region of Maharashtra Province, and previously one of the Deccan sultanates), with "unexplored country" in the centre of the map, and showing the British, Nizam's and Rajah or Berar's Dominions.

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.)

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

Stock Number: amIsduk4Price: $88.00

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