Bombay City & Suburbs.

Cartographer(s): Tej Brothers
Date: 1950
Place: Bombay
Dimensions: 39.5 x 56.5 cm (15.5 x 22.25 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

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Colorful and decorative 1950s city plan of Bombay (Mumbai).


Both visually and data rich, this circa 1950 Tej Bros. folding map of Bombay (Mumbai) depicts the city as it emerged from the vestiges of British colonial rule and stepped into its new identity as a vital center in an independent India.

The former archipelago, once a collection of seven distinct islands, had seen extensive land reclamation, merging it into a cohesive landmass. Yet, traces of these original islands are still evident. The city’s lifeblood, the Western and Central railway lines, are prominently traced, linking crucial stations like Churchgate, Bombay Central, Victoria Terminus, and Dadar. Bombay Harbor is situated on the eastern edge, neighbored by the major port facilities at Ballard Estate and the Mazagaon docks. Across this urban landscape, iconic landmarks like the Gateway of India, Rajabai Clock Tower, and Flora Fountain are shown.

Lovely vignette illustrations surround the map, promoting the city and its cultural attractions. Boxes provide information on the economy, population, culture, and transportation connections of the city, while an inset map at top-left shows it in the context of Maharashtra and India as a whole.


Condition Description

Map has some wear along fold lines, otherwise excellent. Booklet shows some wear and loss on pages, with discoloration on cover.