WYLD, JAMES (publisher). Map of India, Constructed with great care and research from all the latest authorities and intended more particularly to facilitate a reference to the Civil and Military Stations. London: James Wyld, 1837. Lithographed folding map with hand-coloring and a large distance table at the top, dissected as issued and laid to linen, the first and last panels with printed adverts from the publisher, in its original printed cloth covered case. The map opened to 39 x 26 1/4 inches (99 x 66 cm); folded in case 9 x 5 inches (22 x 13 cm). Ink notation to publisher's adverts dated 1849, a few stray spots but generally clean, old dampstain to the linen verso, the case with some old dampstaining and fading to text.
Wyld's highly detailed 1837 map of India, present here in an earlier edition than usually encountered (we trace no other example of the map with this date - most are dated 1842 or later). The map was prepared under the direction of Robert Melville Grindlay who had been in India since 1803 and by 1828 was in the passenger and cargo transport business there. The map is further dedicated to Sir James Rivett Carnac, chairman of the Court of Directors of The East India Company. Later copies of the map bear the statement "The map will serve to illustrate the Despatches of the Duke of Wellington," not present on the current example.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
Sold for $1,250
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