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Auction 114, Lot 613

"British India", Tallis, John

Subject: India

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

10 x 13 inches
25.4 x 33 cm
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Decorative chart embellished with delicate border and four vignettes. Includes most of Sri Lanka, all of Punjab, and extends in the east to Hyperbad and to the delta of the Ganges in the east. Vignettes show Lahore with horsemen in the foreground, a band of Beloochees in ambush, a royal Indian procession with numerous elephants, and the Cootub Minar in Delhi. Legend identifies via hand colored lines the various presidencies of the country, military stations, civil stations, and the proposed railroads. The proposed rails run between Bombay, Delhi, Sholapoor, and Calcutta. Vignettes and border uncolored, as issued.


Condition: B

With wider margins than formally found with this issue. Marginal toning and some along centerfold.

Estimate: $70 - $80

Sold for: $50

Closed on 3/1/2006