"A New Map of Hindoostan, from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John
Period: 1806 (dated)
Publication: New Universal Atlas…
Color: Hand Color
20.2 x 18.3 inches
51.3 x 46.5 cm
This handsome map of India extends to include a portion of present-day Pakistan. The Indian subcontinent is dense with place names, rivers, and roads and includes some topographical detail, but as it extends into Persia, Tibet, and China, the detail falls away. An inset focuses on Sri Lanka. Four distance scales appear below the simple circular title cartouche.
A crisp impression with original color on paper with an "1809" watermark. There is some light offsetting and toning. A small chip in the bottom blank margin has been repaired with archival materials.