C1800

A map of the peninsula of India from the 19th degree north latitude to Cape Comorin.

Detailed c.19th map of southern India based on the ground breaking surveys made by James Rennel, this is the 3rd edition dated 1800. The map extends from present day Mumbai to Sri Lanka. Within the title panel are details of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A map of the peninsula of India from the 19th degree north latitude to Cape Comorin.

Date:

C1800

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

815mm 
x 985mm

Paper Size: 

832mm 
x 1035mm
AUTHENTICITY
A map of the peninsula of India from the 19th degree north latitude to Cape Comorin. - Antique Map from 1800

Genuine antique
dated:

1800

Description:

Detailed c.19th map of southern India based on the ground breaking surveys made by James Rennel, this is the 3rd edition dated 1800. The map extends from present day Mumbai to Sri Lanka. Within the title panel are details of Britain’s colonial acquisitions and to the right is an explanation of the colouring.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1641220 (Southern portion only)
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 2104.048

James Rennell (1742 - 1830)

Rennell was an important figure in Indian mapping. In 1764, at the age of twenty one, Rennell was appointed surveyor-general of the East India Company's dominions in Bengal with a commission in the Bengal Engineers. He was promoted to Surveyor-General in 1767 by Major-General Robert Clive and was later employed by the first Governor-General of India, Warren Hastings. Hastings significantly increased the scope of the Indian surveying project and Rennell spent the next thirteen years surveying not only the geographical features of the continent but also gathering information about the region’s people, culture and property holdings, in order to support the collection of taxation. He retired from active service in 1777 and returned to England to work at East India House in London. He received the Copley Medal from the Royal Society in 1791 for his work on this monumental map of India.

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William Faden (1750 - 1836)

Faden was a cartographer and publisher who took over Thomas Jefferys's business in 1771 and held the position of Geographer to His Majesty the King and the Prince of Wales. Faden's work was of the highest standard and he was chosen to produce the very first map for the Ordnance Survey - a map of Kent in four sheets - in 1801.

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