India and Burma during the British Raj

By WALKER, John, 1870 

Map of India, Shewing the British Territories Subdivided into Collectorates and including the Tenasserim Provinces with the Position and Boundary of Each Native State Chiefly compiled from Trigonometrical Surveys, Executed by Order of the Government of India By John Walker Geographer to the India Office.

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  • Author: WALKER, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen, 457 Strand, 11 & 12 Charing Cross, and 2 Royal Exchange
  • Publication date: Jan. 2nd, 1870.
  • Physical description: Large engraved wall map, dissected and mounted on linen, in two sections, original full wash colour, inset map of Burma, folding into original green cloth slipcase, defective.
  • Dimensions: 1650 by 1700mm (65 by 67 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2584


Superbly detailed wall map of India during the early days of the British Raj.

The map stretches from Afghanistan in the west to Burma in the east and from the Punjab in the north to Sri Lanka in the south. British colonies are coloured red, with independent states green, all other territory is under British protection. Complete railways are marked in red, with those under construction yellow; telegraph lines are marked in blue. At the time of the publication of the map the British Government had taken over control of the Indian territories from the East India Company, following the Indian Mutiny of 1857. The map shows the vast scale of the British Raj, its network of client states, together with extensive network of railways and telegraph lines.

The map was drawn and engraved by John Walker (fl.1813–1873) mapmaker, engraver, lithographer, draughtsman, publisher, and cartographer to the East India Company and subsequently the India Office.

Scale: (approx) 1 inch to 66 statute miles.