1818 Pinkerton Map of India (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka) - Geographicus - India-pinkerton-1818
John Pinkerton's highly decorative map of India, published 1818. Covers the subcontinent from Tibet to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and from the mouth of the Indus to the Kingdom of Pegu (Burma or Myanmar). Includes the modern day countries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Bangladesh, and parts of Burma, China, and Afghanistan, including the cities of Kabul and Kandahar. This stunning map offers excellent detail throughout with color coding indicating various political divisions and princely states. Names countless important cities including Delhi, Agra, Lhasa, Kathmandu, Goa, Bombay, Calcutta, Colombo, Dacca, Patna, and others. Occasionally offers comments on inland river navigation and speculative notations such as the Supposed course of the Aracan River. Also offers wonderful notations regarding caravan and trade routes. One such describes a Night stage in a cave on the Himalayan transverse north of Lucknow. Names urban centers, palaces, fortifications, battle sites, swamps, mountains and river systems. Lower right hand quadrant features three scales, British Miles and Rajput Cosses, and Hindustan Cosses. Drawn by L. Herbert and engraved by Samuel Neele under the direction of John Pinkerton. This map comes from the scarce American edition of Pinkerton’s Modern Atlas, published by Thomas Dobson & Co. of Philadelphia in 1818.