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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [Nineteenth century map of India]
India London, George Cox, 1852. Original outline colour. Steel-engraving, 290 x 360mm.
Map of India (with Ceylon) with a list of European territories, British Possessions, States under British Probection and Independent States.
[Ref: 17153]    £85.00 ($114 • €97 rates)


ABINGTON, G. [The Siege of Delhi, 1857]
Abington's Panoramic View Map of Delhi and the Surrounding Country. London: G. Abington, c.1857. Tinted lithograph with hand finishing. Printed area 410 x 480mm. Some restoration, backed on canvas.
A separate-issue elevated 'view' of Delhi under siege by the East India Company troops in September 1857, part of the Indian Rebellion. It shows the British camp on the Delhi Ridge, and the assault on the Selimgarh Fort, captured on the 16th September. Underneath is a list of distances between Delhi and other cities, including Kabul. Abington was a news-seller in Shoe Lane, off Fleet Street. His forays into map publishing seem to be limited to this and 'Abington's Panoramic View Map of India', capitalising on the public thirst for information about the Mutiny.
[Ref: 16502]    £3,250.00 ($4,371 • €3,692 rates)


ABINGTON, G. [A 'bird's-eye view' map of India]
Abington's Panoramic View of India. London: G. Abington, c.1857. Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 535 x 340mm. Backed with restorer's tissue to strengthen folds.
A separate-issue elevated 'view' of India and Sri Lanka, with towns and physical features shown in profile including, in the far north, Kabul and the Himalayas. Underneath is a letterpress list of distances between Delhi and other cities, including Kabul. Abington was a news-seller in Shoe Lane, off Fleet Street. His forays into map publishing seem to be limited to this and 'Abington's Panoramic View Map of Delhi', showing the city under siege in 1857, during the India Mutiny.
[Ref: 16778]    £1,000.00 ($1,345 • €1,136 rates)


CARPENTER, William. [View of Benares]
Benares London, ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph, image 230 x 330mm.
View of Benares (Varanasi), a city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 16986]    £125.00 ($168 • €142 rates)


CARPENTER, William. [19th Century View of Delhi]
Delhi. Street at back of Jumma Musjid. London, ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph, image 230 x 330mm.
View of a Delhi street, from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 16987]    £125.00 ($168 • €142 rates)


CARPENTER, William. [View of Benares]
Benares. London, ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph, image 230 x 330mm. Small tear in upper margin.
View of Benares (Varanasi), a city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 17254]    £120.00 ($161 • €136 rates)


CARPENTER, William. [View of Cawnpore]
Cawnpore. On the Ganges. From a Drawing by W. Carpenter Jun. London: ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph. 250 x 350mm. Bottom right corner of margin torn.
A colourful view of Canwpore (Kanpur), from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. Thus this view is a romantic scene with no reference to the massacre five months earlier that has made the city infamous. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 17253]    £120.00 ($161 • €136 rates)


MACKENZIE, William. [Plan of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny]
Plan of Delhi 1857-58. Edinburgh, 1860. Original colour. Lithograph 160 x 240mm.
Colour lithograph plan of Delhi engraved by Guyot and Wood for a history of the Indian Mutiny.
[Ref: 17183]    £250.00 ($336 • €284 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of India under the Raj]
British India. London, J.Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 340 x 250mm.
A detailed map of India & Ceylon, with four attractive vignette scenes, including a view of Lahore and an Indian procession with elephants.
[Ref: 17767]    £180.00 ($242 • €204 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 ($1,076 • €909 rates)


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