London: Smith, Charles, 1847.
Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Images measures 28" x 21.75". Sheet measures 29.75" x 23.5".
Beautifully hand colored map of India. Covers modern day India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka and depicts political boundaries representing territories under British possessions, British protection and independent states. Includes an inset of the Birman Empire. Shows cities, lakes, rivers and roads. Relief shown by hachure. Charles Smith was a map and globe seller, publisher and stationer in London. He was appointed as map seller to the Prince of Wales in 1809 and traded as "Charles Smith and Son" from 1826-1854. He was succeeded by his son William Smith and later his grandson Guildford Smith. The business would eventually be taken over by the George Philip firm in 1916. Map was originally in four section joined to make single sheet. Toning along joints. Minor spotting. A beautiful and rare map.