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Maps, views and documents from 19 wars

WILLIAM FADEN (1749-1836)

Hindustan, 1782-4


Engraving and etching; printed from two copperplates on two sheets of paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:726,019 approx. | RCIN 734073.b

A map in two sheets of southern India showing the routes of the British armies commanded by Colonels Fullerton and Humberston during the campaigns of 1782-1784. Second Anglo-Mysore War (1780-84). Oriented with north to top (compass rose). See also RCIN 734073.a.

Condition: one fold line; slight surface dirt.
  • William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836) (publisher) [top right, below surveyors’ names, in title cartouche at RCIN 734073.a:] LONDON, / Printed for W.m FADEN Geog.r to the KING Charing Cross Feb.y 8, 1788.

    Kelly (active 1782-4) (surveyor)

    Wersebe (active 1782-4) (surveyor) [top right, below title at RCIN 734073.a:] Surveyed by / Col Kelly, Cap,,t Wersebe, and others

  • Watermark: Crowned bird facing right, wings spread, standing on branch with two twigs [similar to Heawood 196 but clearer]; countermark: MONTGOLFIER and 8 and 9

    Condition: one fold line; slight surface dirt.

  • Scale: 1:726,019 approx. Scale bars: British Statute Miles 69½ to a Degree [133 mm =] 60; Minutes of Lattitude [sic] making each a Geometrical or Nautic Mile [152 mm =] 60. Marching Miles computed at 80 to a Degree [151 mm =] 80. Common Cosses about 40 to a Degree. These are Equal to about 60 Malabar Hours March, called by Europeans Malabar Miles [152 mm =] 40.

    84.8 x 49.8 cm (neatline)

    86.6 x 50.7 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    88.2 x 53.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:



    Marches in Hindoostan 1782, 1783, 1784.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [left centre, black pencil:] India 1782-3-4 [contemporary hand]; [right centre, black pencil underneath old heading:] XVIII [rest cropped].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Hindoostan The Southern Countries of India from Madrass to Cape Comorin describing the Routes of the Armies commanded by Colonels Fullerton and Humberston during the campaigns of 1782, 1783 and 1784: surveyed by Col.l Kelly, Captain Wersebe and others: published by Faden, 1788. 2 sheets.

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  • 14 March 2024