|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||Engraved for Walker's Geography &c. [Vernor and Hood, London, 1801]|
|Dimensions||190 x 210 mm|
An early nineteenth century map of India, encompassing modern day Pakistan, part of Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, from The Universal Gazetteer, revised, enlarged, and considerably improved, by Arthur Kershaw, the Third Edition. The borders of the subcontinent are outlined in green hand colour, while the neighbouring coasts of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand (Siam), and the Malay peninsula are shown in yellow. A simple scale in British Miles is included below the title.
John Walker (fl. 1813-1873) and Charles Walker (1799-1872) were British cartographers, geographers, and map engravers, and the sons of the engraver and Admiralty hydrographer, John Walker (fl. 1783-1831). John, the better known of the two sons, was a founding member of the Royal Geographic Society. A third brother, Thomas (fl. 1805-1865), succeeded his father as a hydrographer to the Admiralty.
Condition: Vertical folds as issued. Time toning to edges of sheet.