Published 12th May 1704 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Image size: 590 x 710 approx.
Generally good condition: central vertical and upper horizontal folds as issued. (A small reinforcement to the rear where folds meet). Some light toning throughout. Otherwise a firm impression and colours still bright. Good borders top and bottom; trimmed close a left-hand edge; trimmed tight to right-hand border.
The title continues: 'Exhibiting in the Peninsula on this Side of the Ganges or Hindoostan the Several Partitions of the Mogul's Empire; and the Dominions of the English East India Company in the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar and Orixa, as well as upon the Coasts of Malabar and Coromandel; with the French and Dutch Possessions according to the Peace of 1783: and in the Peninsula Beyond the Ganges, the Kingdoms of Assam, Cashar, Aua, Aracan, Mien, Pegu, Siam, Lao and Cambodia &c.'
Also acknowledged in the title is the information provided by Thomas Jefferys and the surveys of India carried out in the 1760s and 70s by Major James Rennel F.R.S., Surveyor General to the Honourable East India Company.
Robert Laurie (1755-1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818) were a prominent partnership of print and map publishers in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century London. In 1794 they took over the business of their former employer Robert Sayer including the address in Bolt Court, Fleet Steet, London. When Robert Laurie retired from the firm in 1812 his place was taken by Richard Holmes Laurie (1777-1858). Upon his death the firm was bought by Alexander George Findlay, FRGS (1812-1875). It continued in the Fleet Street premises until 1895. In 1904 it merged with James Imray & Son and Norie & Wilson to become Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson at 156 Minories, publishers of nautical pilot books and charts. In 1939, the firm moved to Wych House, St Ives, Huntingdonshire, and specialised in yachting charts. In May 2020, much of the remaining stock was sold at auction. See: BM under ‘Robert Sayer’.
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