|Artist||Guyot, Theodore & Wood|
|Published||William Mackenzie, London, Edinburgh, & Glasgow. [c.1885]|
|Dimensions||150 x 225 mm|
A plan of the city of Lucknow, capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, as it was at the time of the Indian Rebellion in 1857. The city, along with Delhi, 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. In addition to key places and buildings in the city, the map also shows the routes of advance made by Generals Outram, Campbell, and Havelock in their relief efforts, as well as the positions of mortars and guns firing upon the enemy lines, shown in yellow. 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).
Condition: Small chip to bottom right corner without loss to map.