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HOBBS, John Stratton. [A detailed chart of the Bay of Bengal]
A Chart of the Bay of Bengal, from False Point to Cheduba Island, with a Plan of the Port of Aktab and the Aracan River &c. Revised from the late Surveys by J.S. Hobbs, F.R.G.S. Hydrographer. London, Charles Wilson, 1850. Touches of original colour. 650 x 940mm, backed on canvas with publisher's title label. Dated iin title altered to 1880 in mss, ink.
A detailed chart of the Bay of Bengal from Chilka Lake east to Manuag Island in Burma. The focus is on the channels through the Sundarbans, including the entrances to the Hoogley River, the route to Calcutta, the main city of British India.
[Ref: 17540]    £800.00 ($1,034 • €928 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Northern India]
Northern India. London, J. & F. Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 320 x 250mm.
A detailed map of Northern India, also including Nepal and Bhutan, with six vignette scenes, including a tiger hunt.
[Ref: 17747]    £160.00 ($207 • €186 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of post routes to India]
Overland Route to India. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original colour with additions. Steel engraving, 355 x 250mm.
Four mail routes to India: The Mail Steam packet Route; the Marseilles Overland Routes; the German Overland Route; and the Euphrates Route. They are show in two maps, the European section and then Arabia & India, with vignette scenes of the Post Office in London, Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Bombay and Madras.
[Ref: 18571]    £140.00 ($181 • €162 rates)


SCOTT, Francis Henry. [Large-scale map of the Madras Presidency published in Madras]
Map of the Peninsula of India, Comprising the whole of the Madras Presidency, and Portions of the Adjacent Territories of Bengal and Bombay. Derived from the latest Surveys and other information collected by Major F.H. Scott, Deputy Quarter Master General of the Madras Army and corresponding in all its details with the Road Book Compiled by that Officer. Madras: 1855. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen in two sections, as issued, marbled paper covers, total 1320 x 990mm, folded into original slipcase.
A large and detailed map on a scale of an inch to 24 miles, with the hand colour unusually fresh. Compiled by Scott with assistance from the Grand Trigonometrical Survey of India, the map was drawn up by J.S. Harvey and engraved by J. & C. Walker. In 1853 Major Scott published 'Routes in the Peninsula of India: Comprising the Whole of the Madras', also published in Madras. Its prime motive was ascertaining how far troops could travel in a day on different routes. His work took on great importance during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, only two years after this map was published. In the preface he describes the difficulty of anglicising the names from the multitude of languages, dialects and accents of the subcontinent. He also states that this map had been completed and was about to be sent to England to be engraved.
[Ref: 19633]    £1,600.00 ($2,068 • €1,856 rates)


WYLD, James. [A detailed map of India published the year of the 1857 Rebellion]
Wyld's Map of India Constructed with great care and research from all the Latest Authorities and intended more particularly to facilitate a reference to the Civil and Military Stations. London, 1857. Lithograph with original hand colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 845 x 695mm.
A large and detailed map of British India divided into its provinces. Military stations are marked and a chart on the right hand side of the map gives details about their locations as well as population details for Hindustan. A chart at the top right hand corner gives distances between all major cities and towns. Although dated 1857 the rebellion is not the focus of the map: a note under the title reads 'This Map will serve to illustrate the dispatches of the Duke of Wellington'. The Iron Duke had died in 1852 and a collected edition of the dispatches from his various campaigns, including India 1797-1805, was republished.
[Ref: 18821]    £750.00 ($970 • €870 rates)


IMRAY, James. [Blue-back chart of south west India]
Coast of Western India from Cape Comerin to Bombay Compiled Chiefly from the Surveys made by order of the Honorable East India Company. London: James Imray & Son, 1862. Touches of original colour. Two sheets joined, total 1040 x 1270mm, backed onto blue paper, edged with linen with original title label. A few small signs of wear, publisher's ink stamp on chart, 'corrected to 1887'.
Detailed sea chart of the Indian coast line from Mumbai south to Cape Comerin, with four inset details including Bombay Harbour.
[Ref: 13052]    £800.00 ($1,034 • €928 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of the Bay of Bengal]
Carta de la Parte Interior del Golfo de Bengala segun la publicada en 1863 por el almirantazgo de Inglaterra. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Lithographic map, with touches of original colour. 650 x 990mm.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Bay of Bengal, showing from Madras east to the Gulf of Martaban in Burma and the Andaman Islands. It is based on British Admiralty charts and the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12281]    £480.00 ($621 • €557 rates)


SIMPSON, William. [A scarce 19th century view of Mumbai]
Street in Bombay, London: Day & Son, 1867. Chromolithograph. Trimmed into image and laid on board, as issued. Image 490 x 340mm. Board toned.
A rare chromolithograph, plate 4 of William Simpson's 'India Ancient and Modern - A Series of Illustrations of the Country and People of India and Adjacent Territories'. It shows a bustling street, lined with buildings with the distinctive red-and-green carvings on the pillars. Locals stand in the streets, as a carriage carrying a European with top hat and walrus moustache is driven past. By the steps stands a Parsi priest, reading a book. Simpson (1823-99), a Scottish born artist and war correspondent best known for his coverage of the Crimean War. His success there led to a commission from the publishers Day & Son visit India in the wake of the 1857 Mutiny, to be published using chromolithography (colour printing using multiple lithographic stones). Of the 250 watercolours Simpson provided only fifty images were published, as Day & Son went bankrupt that year, making these prints very scarce.
[Ref: 18877]    £1,400.00 ($1,810 • €1,624 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of south west India with Lakshadweep]
Costa Occidental de la India. Hoya III. Comprehende desde Viziadrug hasta Cochin segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernas. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Touches of original colour. 980 x 635mm.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of western India from Rajapur south to Kochi, marking Goa and Mangalore. Off the coast are the islands of the Laccadive Sea (Lakshadweep). Copied from English charts, the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12283]    £650.00 ($840 • €754 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of western India]
Costa Occidental de la India. Hoya II. Comprehende desde el Golfo de Kutch hasta Viziadrug segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernas. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Touches of original colour. 980 x 635mm.
A scarce Spanish antique nautical chart of west India from Gujarat south to Mumbai (Bombay) and on to Maharashtra. Copied from English charts, the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12284]    £750.00 ($970 • €870 rates)


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