Auction 129, Lot 780

"[2 Sheets] A Map of Bengal, Bahar, Oude & Allahabad with Part of Agra and Delhi Exhibiting the Course of the Ganges from Hurdwar to the Sea", Rennell, James (Major)

Subject: India

Period: 1838 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 28 inches
53.3 x 71.1 cm

This impressive, large-scale map covers the region from Delhi to the boundary with Assam. It is filled with an incredible amount of detail and adorned by a large title cartouche featuring a river god, wild animals and native peoples. The map was originally drawn by James Rennell, the Surveyor General of the East India Company and published by Faden in 1786. This is the second edition, published by James Wyld, successor to William Faden. Wyld maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century. Printed on two sheets, unjoined, as issued; size is for each sheet.


Condition: A

Original outline color with just a hint of offsetting, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/23/2009