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Hobart, Percy, 1885–1957

Coronation Durbar, Delhi, 1911 / surveyed by Lieut. P.C.S. Hobart, R.E.

Roorkee : Photo.-Mechl. and Litho. Dept., Thomason College, October, 1911.
Physical Description:
1 map : on linen ; 85 x 68 cm, on sheet 94 x 78 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Textiles 17a
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Gregory F.W. Todd, Yale BA 1976, in memory of Joan Castle Sitwell
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale 1:15,840. -- (E 77°08ʹ30ʺ--E 77°15ʹ00ʺ/N 28°45ʹ15ʺ--N 28°38ʹ00ʺ).
The Coronation Durbar of 1911 was the only one attended by the British sovereign, George V (to mark his succession as Emperor of India). The durbar was held in Delhi on December, 12, "the most spectacular ceremony in the history of the British empire. The king-emperor declared Delhi the new capital and laid its foundation-stone (soon after moved when New Delhi was re-sited). ... This was the first visit (other than to Mediterranean colonies) by a ruling British monarch to an imperial territory, and it completed the ceremonial inauguration of George V's reign" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).
The map includes a key to over 500 areas of interest for the durbar, including the central dais for King George V and Queen Mary, and the locations of Indian chiefs and various military divisions.
Scale statement on map reads "4 inches = 1 mile."
Signed in facsimile in bottom right corner: "Sgd. W.B. James, Major, A.Q.M.G." i.e., Major William Bernard James, 2nd Lancers, Assistant Quartermaster General.
"Zinco. Oct. 1911, No. 8377."--Bottom right corner.
Subject Terms:
Delhi (India) -- Maps.
Durbars -- India -- Delhi.
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936 -- Coronation.
India -- Politics and government -- 1857-1919.
Lithographs -- 1911.
Zincographs -- 1911.
Cloth maps.
Cloth prints.
Printed textile materials.
Linen (material)
Maps -- India -- Delhi.
James, William Bernard, 1865-1940.
Thomason Civil Engineering College.

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