Maps Auction

MAP OF INDIA

Lot No
52
Description
Cartographer : Aaron Arrowsmith, London
Year : 1816
Size : A) 27 x 98 in
B) 27 x 98 in
C) 27 x 79 in
Estimate
Rs. 10,00,000 - 15,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 15,15,344

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

The map consists of four parts and has been demarcated into different regions based on colour. Red marks the British territory, Nizam - Purple, Maharattas - Yellow, Mysore - Orange. At the bottom there is a Magnified supplementary map showcasing the territory of Punjab.

Copper engraving with full original hand colour, printed on 9 sheets, in four un-joined parts as issued

This map is important in the history of the cartography of India, because it was a great technical achievement and an creation of great political symbolism. Arrowsmith’s map represents the apex of the Enlightenment Era Cartography of the subcontinent and is one of the finest maps of the early 19th Century.

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.