‘HINDOOSTAN’ (India and Ceylon) by Sydney Hall c.1827


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A very attractive, finely engraved and rare early 19th century map of India which was published in Sydney Hall’s A New General Atlas (London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green; 1829-1830 [first edition]). This historically interesting and collectable map was published at the time the British East India Company was consolidating its hold over India and was the work of Sydney Hall (1788-1831) who was one of the most recognised and prolific British map engravers at the time when Britain excelled in map making. Interestingly, a previous (19th century) owner has added some hand written notes to the map and borders; one reads, “At Saugun, rests the dust of sweet Emily in hope of a blessed resurrection” whereas another makes reference to “Lord Gough’s victory over Sikhs Feb. 1849”.

  • This is an original copper engraving with fine original hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 40.9cms by 51.6cms including imprint (folio).
  • The map is in very good condition with excellent margins. There are splits to either end of the centrefold which just enter the maps border and there is some minor offset.  Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 180 years old.
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