1947 Dass Map of India Illustrating Animals

IndiaFauna-dass-1947
$375.00
Fauna of India and Adjacent Countires.
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1947 Dass Map of India Illustrating Animals

IndiaFauna-dass-1947

Vivid and rare thematic map with Calcutta imprint.

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Title


Fauna of India and Adjacent Countires.
  1947 (undated)    28.5 x 30 in (72.39 x 76.2 cm)     1 : 4800000

Description


A scarce and colorful large format map of India illustrating fauna. This richly illustrated map covers India from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka and from the Indus Valley to Burma. It is lavishly illustrated with animal life typical of the region. There is a smaller map in the lower right focusing specifically on the wildlife of Bengal. Animals are illustrated pictorially and associated with a numerically delimitated table in the lower left. The table in the lower left identified the names of animals in English, Bangla, and Hindi.

The map is undated, but it must have been issued around 1947, when the Chandy Charan Dass firm was first established. The map was printed by Eagle Lithographing of Calcutta (Kolkata), another firm associated with the Dass family.

CartographerS


The Eagle Lithographing Company (August 29, 1936 – Present) is a Calcutta (Kolkata) based printing firm. The firm was founded in 1936 and is located at 26B, Christopher Road, Calcutta. The company is known for educational materials, album covers, travel posters, World War II propaganda posters, and more. The firm appears to have been founded by and remains in the hands of the Dass Family to this day. They are known to have worked with the Chandy Charan Dass Company, also founded by members of the Dass family.


Chandy Charan Dass (1947 – Present) is a Calcutta (Kolkata) based printing firm funded in 1947. They are known to have worked with the Eagle Lithographing Company, also founded by members of the Dass family.

Condition


Good. Edge repairs here and there, including fill repair upper right. Backed on archival tissue. Some soiling