When you work on a research project about historical India, you may want to add a map. You can judge a good map by how well it tells information. Here is a checklist of what makes a good historical map:
- Does it have a title or legend?
- Is the scale OK so that you can see all the points of interest?
- Does it have the name of the map creator, source and date?
Here's a map of India from 1700-1792.
Historical India Maps
There are maps from the 1800s, including this map of India, 1882 from A Dictionary Practical, Theoretical, and Historical of Commerce and Commercial Navigation.
Here's a map of British India, 1860.
Present Day Maps
The CIA - Central Intelligence Agency -- has great regional and world maps. Check out this map of India.
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