Skip to content

Playfair’s Map of ‘Hindostan'

SKU: 9138
£325.00

Title:
Playfair’s Map of ‘Hindostan'

Date of publication:
1821

Printed Measurement:
58 x 46.5 cm

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • Dr James Playfair
  • Engraver(s):
    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.