Plan of Delhi 1857-58

Method Chromolithograph
Artist Guyot, Theodore & Wood
Published William Mackenzie, London, Edinburgh, & Glasgow. Guyot & Wood Edinr. [c.1885]
Dimensions 150 x 226 mm
Notes A plan of the city of Delhi, India, as it was at the time of the Indian Rebellion in 1857. The city, along with Lucknow, was practically razed by the British in efforts to recapture it from the rebels. This map was likely included in a history of the Rebellion published by the Scottish printer and cartographer William Mackenzie. The city is shown divided into twelve districts within the city walls, which correspond to a key below the title. The Palace and the buildings of the East India Company can be seen on the banks of the Jumna River. The rebellion was ultimately unsuccessful, though its outbreak led to the complete restructuring of British possessions in India, including the dissolution of the East India Company and the formal establishment of the British Raj.

Theodore Guyot (fl. 1880s) was a British engraver and photographer, active in Scotland in the 1880s both alone and in partnership with an unknown Wood (fl. 1880s).
Framing unmounted
Price £45.00
Stock ID 48341