Auction 107, Lot 487

"[Lot of 12] India I - XII", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: India & Sri Lanka

Period: 1831-36 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 10.5 inches
34.3 x 26.7 cm

Complete set of 12 maps showing all of India under the Raj. The last being a general index map of the subcontinent, the rest cover the country in much more detail, including an very nice map of Sri Lanka along with India's tip (Map I), and the region of Nepal on sheet X. All are crisp steel engravings with nice hand coloring (wash in seas) and keyboard style borders. Likely the most detailed 19th century maps of India.

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Condition: A

A few with a spot or two, some are fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $65

Closed on 6/9/2004

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