Kolkata and the Hoogly River
By LLOYD, Captain, 1840
A General Chart of the Hoogly River and the Approaches to it from False Point to Calcutta Compiles from the Surveys of Captn. Lloyd and his Assistants. By John Walker, Geographer to the Honble. E. I. Company.
- Author: LLOYD, Captain
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: W.H. Allen & Co., 7 Leadenhall St London
- Publication date: 1840 (additions to 1845).
- Physical description: Engraved chart on two map sheets with one inset view, part of the right margin restored in facsimile, some discolouration to the margins and a few minor tears.
- Dimensions: 840 by 790mm (33 by 31 inches).
- Inventory reference: 14358
This map was made by John Walker from the surveys completed by Captain Lloyd. Walker was a London-based mapseller, engraver, lithographer, hydrographer, geographer, draughtsman and publisher, who worked with both nautical charts and geographical maps. He followed in his father’s footsteps as an official hydrographer of the British East India Company, and was consequently tasked with the production of a wide range of navigation materials, including Belcher’s important map of Hong Kong and Carless’ exploratory map of Karachi.
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