New and accurate MAP of CORMANDEL, MALABAR, BENGAL &c. exhibiting the Principal European Settlements in the EAST INDIES
A map of the southern Indian subcontinent and part of Sri Lanka for Hinton's Universal Magazine. Colour washed according to nationality. The subcontinent was little explored at the time, and it is difficult to trace the origin of many of the place names present, but some may derive from the text 'Travels of Pietro Della Valle in India' from 1664. 2 compass roses adorn the map to aid in practical marine navigation.
The map claims to use London for its prime meridian, but features are generally ~6° to the west of the map's published coordinates, closer to Lizard Point than the London meridian but is understandable due to the technological limits of the day. Coordinates are thus given from both the map's graticule and from georefencing; no scale bar is present therefore it was obtained via georeferencing as well.
1 map ; 27 x 35 cm
Map: 73.540; 98.586; 6.903; 24.226
GIS: 67.325; 93.083; 6.879; 24.124
Unstated; highly likely to be Mercator
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v. 19 August 1756, opposite pg. 49.
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