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Map of India produced in 1857
(Catalogue ref: FO 925/2575 pt1 & pt2)
Source 1a

Standford's Map of India
Based on the surveys
executed by order of the honourable
The East India Company.
Special maps of the Surveyor General and Other Authorities.
Showing the latest territorial acquisitions
of the British Empire
and the independent and protected states.
Railways, canals, &c
1857

References

RAILWAYS
Lines completed & in operation shown thus [red line]
[Lines] sanctioned but not yet constructed thus [blue line]
Military Stations are underlined as ......Vizirabad.
Post-Office [Stations] have the Letters P.O. inserted beside the name.
Distance Diagrams. The distances are by direct measurement in British Statute Miles. The Bearings may be known by reference to the Compass points round the Circles.
The British Possessions are coloured Red, the Independent States Green.
All the rest are under British protection.
French Settlements (Chandernagore, Caricall, Mahee, & Pondicherry) col.d Blue.
Portuguese [Settlements] (Goa, Damaun) col.d Brown.

[The circles on the map show distances and bearings from Calcutta, Bombay and Madras.]

[The map in the bottom left corner is:]

The
Malay Peninsula
&c.
Showing
The British Possessions
Beyond the Ganges


Source 1b

[The pink section of the map shows it is a British possession. Underlined place names are military stations, for example Chinsura, north of Calcutta. From Calcutta, a red line heads northwest. This shows a railway line.]


Source1c

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE

OF THE

VARIOUS ACQUISITIONS MADE TO THE BRITISH EMPIRE

IN INDIA.

Compiled from Parliamentary Returns and other Official sources

 

Date of Treaty

TERRITORY.

Acquired from.

1

1661

Bombay

Portuguese

2

1756

Bankote etc

The Peishwah

3

1757

Twenty-four Pergunnahs &c

Nabob of Bengal

4

1759

Masulipatam, &c

The Nizam

5

1760

Burdwan, Midnapoor, and Chittagong

Nabob of Bengal

6

1765

Bengal, Bahar, &c

The Mogul

7

1765

Chingleput

Nabob of Arcot

8

1766

Northern Circars

The Nizam

9

1775

Zemindary of Benares

Vizier of Oude

10

1775

Island of Salsette

The Mahrattas

11

1778

Nagore

Rajah of Tanjore

12

1778

Guntoor Circar

The Nizam

13

1786

Pulo Pinang (Prince of Wales' Island)

King of Queda

14

1792

Malabr, Dindigul, Salem, Baramahl &c

Tippoo Sultan of Mysore

15

1799

Coimbatoor, Canara, Wynaad &c

Captured from Tippo Sultan and ceded to the British by the partition Treaty of Mysore

16

1799

Tanjore

Rajah of Tanjore

17

1800

Districts acquired by the Nizam from Tippoo Sultan in 1792 and 1799

The Nizam

18

1801

The Carnatic

Nabob of the Carnatic

19

1801

Goruckpoor, Lower Doab, Bareilly &c

Vizier of Oude

20

1802

Districts in Bundeleund and Gujerat

The Peishwah

21

1803

Kuttack and Balasore

Rajah of Berar

22

1803

Upper Doab, Delhi, Ahmednugger &c

Seindia

23

1805

Districts in Gujerat

The Guicowar

24

1815

Kuamon and part of the Terrae

Nepal

25

1817

Saugur and Hattah, Darwar &c

The Peishwah

26

1817

Ahmedabad

The Gwicowar

27

1818

Kandeish &c

Holkar

28

1818

Ajmere

Seindia

29

1818

Poonah, Northern Conkanm Southern Mahratta country

Conquered from the Peishwah

30

1818

Districts on the Nerbudda, Sumbhulpoor, Patna &c

Rajah of Berar

31

1820

Lands in Southern Concan

Rajah of Sawuntwarree

32

1822

Districts in Bejapoor and Ahmednugger

The Nizam

33

1824

Singapore

Raja of Johore

34

1825

Malacca

The Dutch

35

1826

Assam, Arracan, Tavoy, Ye, Tenasserim &c

King of Ava

36

1834

Koorg

Raja of Koorg

37

1835

Jynteah

Raja of Jynteah

38

1836

Loodheeana

Lapsed Territory

39

1836

Ferozpore

Escheated on the demise of Sirdarree Luchman Kooar

40

1838

Part of protected Sikh States

Lapsed Territory

41

1840

Jaloun

Ditto

42

1841

Kurnoul

Rajah of Kurnoul

43

1843

Khythul

Lapsed Territory

44

1843

Kolaba

Ditto

45

1843

Sinde

Conquered from the Ameers

46

1845

Serampore and Tranquebar

The Danes

47

1846

Jalinda Doab &c

Dhuleep Singh

48

1847

Part of protected Sikh States

Annexed

49

1848

Satara

Lapsed Territory

50

1849

Punjab

Annexed

51

1849

Jeitpoor

Lapsed Territory

52

1850

Sumbhulpoor

Ditto

53

1852

Pegu

Conquered from Burmese

54

1853

Odeypoor

Lapsed Territory

55

1853

Toola Ram Seenaputtee's Territory in Cachar

Ditto

56

1854

Jhanei (Bundeleund)

Ditto

57

1854

Nagpoor

Annexed

58

1855

Boodawul

Escheated for want of heirs

59

1855

Adjeyghur (Bundeleund)

Under discussion

60

1856

Oude

King deposed and Territory annexed

61

1856

Inchulkurunjee (Colapore)

Under discussion

62

1856

Tanjore (Fort and Land adjacent)

Lapsed on extinction of Raj

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