Gold, copper and lead in Chota Nagpore
This is the map contained within the 176-page volume Gold, copper and lead in Chota Nagpore and the adjacent country, compiled by W. King and T.A. Pope and published in Calcutta. King, W., F.G.S. (William) Calcutta : Thacker, Spink
Map of the coast between Cambay and Surat
Watercolour with pen, pencil and ink by an anonymous artist of a map of the coast between Cambay and Surat dated sometime between 1789 amd 1820. The image is inscribed with a scale and pencil notes. Cambay is situated to the north of Surat on the coast of Gujarat. Cambay, at the mouth of the river Mali, was an ancient port for the city of Ahmadabad. In 1613, the English set up a Factory in Cambay but the port was overtaken by the rise of Surat as a trading centre and later by the silting up of its harbour. Surat, on a bend in the river Tapti, was an important Mughal trading port from the late 16th to the late 18th centuries. Although Dutch, Portuguese, French and English merchants were permitted to trade in Surat during the 17th and 18th centuries, by the late 18th century the English had complete control of the port. In 1837, due to fire and floods, the town's trading base declined significantly and many Parsi and Jain merchants moved their businesses to Bombay which later surpassed Surat as the west coast's premier port.
No. 11. Rotasgur Fort. One of a series of plans of forts and passes on the W. border of Bihar, copied from the original by Lieut Robert Smith
Pen-and-ink and water-colour map of Rohtasgarh fort copied from the original by Lieut Robert Smith (1787-1873), c.1813. This is one of six plans of forts and passes on the west border of Bihar in the north east of India. Inscribed on the front of the folder in ink is: 'Plans of Forts & Passes on the South West Frontier of Bengal. Copied from the Original by Lieut. Robt. Smith of the Engineers.' Rohtasgarh is a hill fort near Sasaram, Bengal. It derives its name from the young prince Rohitaswa, son of Haris Chandra, king of the Solar race. Little is known of the fort until 1100 when it is supposed to have belonged to Pratap Dhawala, father of the last Hindu king. Sher Shah captured Rohtasgarh in 1539 and immediately began to strengthen the fortifications; but the work had not progressed far before he selected a new site at the place still known as Shergarh. Man Singh, Akbar's Hindu general, on being appointed viceroy of Bengal and Bihar selected Rohtasgarh as his stronghold. Smith, Robert (1787-1873), Artist