BG-00751

Antique Map of the Ganges River by Colebrooke (1805)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1805
  • Overall size: 57.5 x 28 cm.
  • Image size: 55.5 x 25 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Charte vom Laufe des Ganges von Colgong bis Hurrisonker'. Uncommon map of the course of the Ganges river (from Colgong via Rajemahl and Moorshedabad to Hurrisonker) with all river channels, islands, settlements and "newly constructed villages", with 7 inset maps with fragments of the river. 

Artists and Engravers: Robert Hyde Colebrooke (1762? - 21 September 1808) was a British infantry officer in India who conducted early surveys in Bengal and Mysore before becoming Surveyor General of Bengal, a position he held from 1788 to 1794 succeeding Alexander Kyd.