Edinburgh: Fullarton, Archibald, 1856. unbound. Map. Color engraving. Image measures 18.75" x 13" This beautifully detailed map by Archibald Fullarton from 1856 depicts the territories possessed by the British in the Indian Seas. Centered on a map Ceylon or Sri Lanka, insets below the title include maps of Malacca, Penang, Malay Peninsula, the Island of Singapore, the town and harbor of Singapore, and the Island of Labouan. Like many Fullarton maps, this map includes illustrations featuring the scenes depicting the period, indigenous people, fauna and flora from the region. Some of the illustrations included in this map are a Malay Chief, a scene of a Boar Hunt, an elephant hunt, a view of Colombo, a Malay female, Cingalese, Kandian and Malabar females, Cingalese nobleman and priest of Buddha, and birds. From Fullarton's "Royal Illustrated Atlas", considered the last highly decorative atlas published in England. The map is in good condition with some foxing, especially near the edges. Left edge of print features a joint, as issued. Archibald Fullarton was a prominent Glasgow-based publisher who worked under the firm of A. Fullarton & Co. This is a fine example of his work. (Inventory #: 269899)
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