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This is a large and detailed map of India and Sri Lanka, with the states coloured to mark their independence or the European country in control. There is a large inset lower right of the ‘Malay Peninsula &c. showing the British Possessions Beyond the Ganges’. There are three large circular diagrams illustrating the distance and bearing of cities from Bombay, Madras and Calcutta respectively. To its left is a table entitled ‘Chronological table of the Various Acquisitions Made to the British Empire’ and from who they were ‘acquired’. It ranges from Bombay in 1661 from the Portuguese to Tanjore in 1856 which ‘Lapsed on extinction of the Raj’. This is an example of the FIRST EDITION issued at the time of the first Indian Mutiny. It resulted in the loss of control of India by the East India Company when the British Government took direct power. There does appear to be a later dated edition of 1859 which has been located in the David Rumsey Collection at Stanford University. with a large piano key margin. Provenance: private collection of Rodney Shirley.

Stanford's Map of India Based on the Surveys Executed by Order of the Honourable the East India Company, Special Maps of the Surveyor General and Other Authorities; Showing The Latest Territorial Acquisitions Of The British Empire And The Independent And Protected States, Railways, Canals, &c.

London, 1857
Lithographic map is in two sheets (795 x 1240 mm. each) dissected into 36 sections, full early wash colour, backed on original linen with yellow cloth endpapers labelled ‘North’ and ‘South’, with original publisher’s brown cloth slip case with publisher’s label affixed, in good condition.
Stock number: 9429


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