First separately issued edition of this important postal and transporation map of India, published in London by James Wyld and first appeared in Wyld's atlas in 1849.
Highly detailed map of India, focusing on the Post Roads and Dawk Stations, published shortly after the construction of the first Indian Railroads.
The key lists the following:
- Post and Banghy Roads
- Post Roads & Routes
- Banghy Roads
James Wyld (1812-87) was one of the world’s leading mapmakers, eventually holding the title of Geographer to the Queen and H.R.H. Prince Albert. His father, James Wyld the elder (1790-1836), succeeded William Faden, taking on the former’s successful and respectful business. He held the title of Geographer Royal, a recognition of his status and skill, not a guarantee of royal patronage, until 1836, when he died of exhaustion.