Rare plan of Multan published at the beginning of the Second Anglo-Sikh War

By WYLD, James, 1848 

Sketch of the Fortifications of Moultan.

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  • Author: WYLD, James
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen, Charing Cross East
  • Publication date: Nov. 4th, 1848.
  • Physical description: Engraved plan, original hand-colour in outline, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original red cloth covers with loss to spine and upper board.
  • Dimensions: 480 by 620mm (19 by 24.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2004

Notes

A detailed plan of Multan, a city in the South Punjab in Pakistan, depicting the defences and gun emplacements. It also has suggestions for taking the city by siege by the placement of artillery on several of the surrounding mounds and hillocks.

Rare; we were only able to trace one institutional example of the plan in the British Library.