Auction 159, Lot 675


"[Lot of 2] Plan of Delhi and Its Environs [and] The Residency, Palaces, &c. of Lucknow", Weller, Edward

Subject: Delhi & Lucknow, India

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Weekly Dispatch Atlas

Color: Hand Color

See Description

A. Plan of Delhi and Its Environs (17.4 x 12.4"). This plan shows the city of Delhi shortly after the British East India Company took its possession following the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The fortified city is depicted along the banks of the Yamuna River with British "Cantonments" outside the fortified walls. North is oriented to the right.

B. The Residency, Palaces, &c. of Lucknow (12.0 x 16.6"). Depicts the palace of Lucknow along the banks of the Gomti River with an inset of the city at top right showing the route of Sir Colin Campbell's advance. Names numerous individual buildings/sites including Kings Garden, Cavalry Parade Ground, Barracks and Mess House to name a few.

These two maps appeared in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, which was published in monthly segments for subscribers of the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. The monthly editions eventually grew to include maps covering most of the known world. Each map has the Dispatch Atlas seal above the title or in the margin.


Condition: B+

Faint toning with a light extraneous crease across the middle of each image.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/14/2016