The North West Frontier
By WALKER, John, 1841
Map of the Countries on the North West Frontier of India
- Author: WALKER, John
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: John Walker
- Publication date: 1841.
- Physical description: Lithographed map with original hand colour, dissected and mounted on linen, green cloth slipcase, title in gilt.
- Dimensions: 1300 by 1010mm. (51.25 by 39.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 14611
The border of each country is shaded in a different colour. Mountain ranges and major rivers are marked. An inset map at the lower right shows the countries between Russia, Turkey and India. There are additional notes at the bottom of the map.
John Walker (1787–1873) is best known for his work for James Horsburgh and as hydrographer to the East India Company from 1825, a position also held by his father. As geographer, he was a founding member of the Royal Geographic Society in 1830. It was sold by William H. Allen & Co. on Leadenhall Street, London.
This appears to be the earliest issue of the map, which was enlarged to include a ‘skeleton’ map of Afghanistan in 1850, and then also reissued in 1867. There are no institutional examples of the 1841/1842 issue of the map that we can find.