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Antique Map: British India. Northern Part. by Thomson, 1817

1817 British India. Northern Part.

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By: John Thomson

Date: 1817 (Published) Edinburgh

Dimensions: 19.75 x 23.25 (50.2 x 59 cm)

This is an original antique map of the northern India, Nepal, and Cabul. The map was published as part of A New General Atlas by John Thomson out of Edinburgh in 1817.

The map is engraved in the minimalist English style pioneered in the early part of the 19th century, a style which reduced maps’ decorative elements to a minimum. Relief is shown by hachure with towns, cities, and major topographical features identified. The map is colour coded to distinguish who ruled which regions, with an explanation of the colours used to denote them. A large inset above the main map depicts Nepal in great detail, and to its left  a smaller inset depicts the environs of Kabul, Afghanistan.

John Thomson (1777 - 1841) was a Scottish cartographer, publisher, and bookbinder active in Edinburgh during the early part of the 19th century. Thomson apprenticed under Edinburgh bookbinder Robert Alison. Thomson was one of the leading publishers in the Edinburgh school of cartography, which flourished in the early decades of the 19th century. Thomson and his contemporaries (Pinkerton and Cary) redefined European cartography by abandoning typical 18th century decorative elements such as elaborate title cartouches and fantastic beasts in favor of detail and accuracy.

Condition: This map is in A condition with bold original color on heavy paper and full margins on all sides, making it well suited for easy framing.

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