Maps of Mughal India : drawn by Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Gentil, agent for the French government to the Court of Shuja-ud-daula at Faizabad in 1770

Maps of Mughal India : drawn by Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Gentil, agent for the French government to the Court of Shuja-ud-daula at Faizabad in 1770 image 1

Description

This is a reproduction of maps drawn by Colonel Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Gentil in 1770, and his maps were based on an indigenous atlas that was given to him. Gentil went to India as a French soldier in 1752 and eventually helped Mughal princes in their battles and negotiations with the British. He had a great interest in Indian painting, geography, history, and culture. The maps apparently had no effect on European cartography even though they contained more accurate political divisions and place names that were unknown to the colonial cartographers.

Publisher

Kegan Paul International

Contributor

Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Gentil
India Office Library and Records

Format

Atlas

Language

English

Type

Image