India; Bengal by Edward Weller

India; Bengal by Edward Weller

Code: 53811

£50.00 Approx $62.97, €55.8

Date 1863

Lithograph with original outline hand colouring.  Overall size: 33.4cms x 47.1cms.  Image size: 307mm x 440mm.  Two scales of distance (English miles and Geographical miles ) Key below scales denoted British Territory coloured Red; States under British Protection coloured Yellow; Independent States coloured Green.  Depicts Calcutta, the delta of the Ganges, and surrounding regions of eastern India up to Mt Everest at the top of the map.  A few faint fox spots in Nepal - see magnified image - one spot in Bay of Bengal ; one, very faint one to the East of Burraboom ; repair to extreme top left margin tip and few in bottom margin else very good condition.

Edward Weller was a cartographer and engraver based in London. His best known work appears in Cassell’s Weekly Dispatch Atlas, published in monthly segments for subscribers of the “Weekly Dispatch” newspaper.  The maps are characterised by their detail and attractive outline colour and up to date information.  The majority have an emblematical design of the upper half of a globe with a scroll "the Dispatch atlas" wrapped round it  and above is the flying figure of Mercury (messenger of the Gods) .