This map covers the subcontinent from Luddack (today’s Ladakh) all the way south to Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The map identifies numerous cities, river systems, deserts, and mountain ranges, and includes parts of adjacent Afghanistan, Tibet, Bootan (Bhutan). The map also idenitifies the various prinicipalities existing at the time. It was engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1831 edition of Anthony Finley’s General Atlas (Full title: A New General Atlas Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, representing the Grand Divisions Of The Globe: Published by Anthony Finley, At The North-East Corner Of Chestnut And Fourth Streets. Clark & Raser, Printers).
Anthony Finley (c. 1790 – 1840) was an American map publisher based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His most prominent works, A New American Atlas and the New General Atlas, were published from 1824 to 1834. Though most of Finley’s cartographic material was borrowed from European sources, his atlases were favorably reviewed at the time of their publishing. His works are known for being attractively sparse and minimalist, focusing primarily on clarity and only the most important facts.