The Peninsula of India, from the Khrishnah River to Cape Comorin: Drawn chiefly from Materials in the Collection of Alexander Dalrymple, Esqr To Whom This Map is Inscribed, By his much obliged & faithful Friend & Servant, J. Rennell
By: James Rennell
Date: 1788 (dated) London
Dimensions: 30 x 24 inches (76 x 61 cm)
This is a superb map of the lower peninsula of India providing extensive details of interior roads, settlements, hills, and rivers. The map extends from Goa and Bijapur across to Hyderabad and the Krishna Delta down to the southern tip of Kanyakumari. Gives names of local political entities (“Country of Nizam Ally,” “Country possessed by Tippoo Sultan,” “Country of the Mahrattas”). Certain regions not controlled by the British are left fairly blank.
Condition: Original color on watermarked paper (“J. Whatman”). Tears exist in the folds, all of which have been reinforced on the verso using archival document tape.
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