This is a lovely c. 1930 map of India by George Philip and Sons Ltd. The map extends from Kashmir south to Ceylon or Sri Lanka and includes modern-day India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma (Myanmar). Cities, towns, and villages are labeled throughout, with large block lettering marking the region's most important cities. Bold red lines highlight the railway network and differentiates between broad vs. narrow gauge.
Monumental PhotographsSeventeen printed photographic images of historic sites decorate the map. These include views of the Golden Temple at Amritsar, Kutab Minar at Delhi, the Central Station in Madras, Bombay from Malabar Hill, the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta, and the Taj Mahal at Agra.
Publication History and CensusThis map was created and published by George Philip and Sons Ltd., London for the Indian State Railways. We note ten examples cataloged in OCLC.
George Philip (1800 - 1882) was a map publisher and cartographer active in the in the mid to late-19th century. Philip was born into a Calvinst family in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Around 1819 he apprenticed himself to William Grapel, a Liverpool printer and bookseller. Fifteen years later, in 1834, Philip founded his own Liverpool book and map firm. Philip's earliest cartographic ventures were mostly educational material issued in tandem with John Bartholomew Sr., August Petermann and William Hughes. In 1848 Philip admitted his son, George Philip Jr. (1823 - 1902) into the firm, redubbing it George Philip & Son Ltd. George Philip Jr. ran the firm until his death in 1902 by which time it had developed into a major publishing concern. His successors established the London Geographical Institute, a factory where they embraced modern printing techniques to produce thousands of economical and high quality maps. In April of 1988 George Philip & Son was acquired by Octopus Publishing, a branch of Reed International. Nonetheless, today the firm still trades and publishes as George Philip & Son. Learn More...
Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Verso repairs to fold separations. Small areas of infill along fold lines and at fold intersections.