Auction 93, Lot 315

"[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", Faden, William

Subject: India

Period: 1786 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

41.5 x 27.6 inches
105.4 x 70.1 cm

Impressive, large map of northern India, on two joined sheets. It was drawn by James Rennell F.R.S., Surveyor General of India, and engraved from the original drawing in the Possession of the East India Company. Due to the size of the map, it includes a great amount of detail and shows roads and military outposts. Large title cartouche includes a river god, leopard, and several native people.


Condition: B

Lovely original pastel color. Minor offsetting of title cartouche, else fine.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/6/2000