|Artist||Gavard, Charles after Benard|
|Published||Publie par Jules Renouard, Libraire, A Paris. A.H. Dufour direx. Gavard Sculp. Benard Scrip. [Paris, 1838]|
|Dimensions||215 x 255 mm|
A city plan of Calcutta (Kolkata), from the third edition of Balbi's Abrégé de Géographie. The map shows principal buildings and monuments, as well as the footprints of residential blocks. Fort William, the headquarters of the East India Company, is the most conspicuous of the city's landmarks. In the bottom left corner of the map, a numeric key lists public buildings, churches, civic services, and schools.
Charles Gavard (1794-1871) was a French engraver, lithographer, and publisher.
Auguste Henri Dufour (1795-1865) was a French geographer and author, and a student of Lapie at the Depot de la Marine. His most notable collaborations were with Malte-Brun and Adrien Balbi.
Adriano Balbi (1782-1848) was an Italian geographer, cartographer, and physicist, who travelled and worked throughout western Europe, particularly in Portugal and France. While resident in Paris, he published the highly popular Abrégé de Géographie, which underwent a number of editions in various languages.
Condition: Central vertical fold as issued. Blank on verso.