Playfair’s Map of ‘Hindostan'SKU: 9138
Playfair’s Map of ‘Hindostan'
Date of publication:
58 x 46.5 cm
Samuel John Neele
Hindostan, drawn & engraved for Dr Playfair’s Atlas
Copper engraving, 58 x 46.5 cm, engraved by Samuel John Neele, original hand-colour reflecting the complex political situation in 1820s South Asia, blank verso; published in Playfair’s ‘New General Atlas’.
Playfair (1738-1819) was Historiographer to the Prince of Wales and Rector of St Andrews; a comprehensively revised edition of his atlas, "elegantly engraved by the most eminent artists" was published posthumously.