A hemispheric style map of the Eastern Hemisphere. Hand-coloured lines delineate continental and national borders. Engraved vignettes of scenes depicting wildlife, and scenes of ordinary life of locals, each bordered by an elaborate and intertwining pattern that frames the map proper. The mail route is coloured in blue.
Looking closely at this map reveals intersting notations used by Dunn to refer to groups of people or geographical features/regions. Some examples include: "Siah Pushes or Black-Clothes People"; "Ruins of Serai". There seem to be very few places named on the map in use today.
Detailed map of region extending from India to Japan and south to New Guinea. Ornate cartouche of palm trees and island inhabitant. Of note: dotted lines indicated sea track of several galleons. Sea tracks include: track to Acapulco, from China to Europe, to Manila, from South Sea to China. Map details sholas, islands, and coastlines.
Shows not only the English settlements along the Ganges including Calcutta but also those of other Europeans – Shinshura (Shinsura) established by the Dutch and Shandernagor (Chandernagore) by the French etc. The Nabob referred to is Siraj ud-Daulah (1733 -1757), the last Nawab of Bengal before the province’s incorporation by the East India Company. The accompanying text in the Gentleman's Magazine gives a detailed account of the areas development.