Joshi & Co. Plan of Bombay


Bombay City

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Lithographed folding plan of Mumbai, 70.5 x 53 cm, printed in colours, map of the environs printed in blue on the verso, ‘Mahim to Jogeshwari’.

The map details buses, trams, railways etc, and also shows the administrative divisions: the city wards and their subdivisions. The border includes vignettes of local landmarks. Worldcat locates one example in Australia, tentatively dated to the 1930s (OCLC 223227755) but the Library of Congress gives 1949 (OCLC 841569445).

AS Vaidya was the proprietor of Joshi and Company, which also published other maps – including general maps of India and the Bombay Presidency/Maharashtra – between the late 1930s and 1950s.

A variant of this map was printed by the Shri Sidh Litho Works, on which Joshi and Company is described as ‘school map publishers’ and the reference to the map of Greater Bombay (‘see back’) above the title of our map is not present. There may also be differences in size: LoC gives 95 x 63 cm and the example in the State Library of Victoria is much smaller at 59 x 35 cm.


Joshi & Co. Plan of Bombay




printed by Eastern Litho Works for Joshi & Company

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70.5 x 53 cm