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A New Map of Inda from the Latest Authority, frontispiece and first plate in the book 'The Grand Master or Adventures of Qui Hi? in Hindostan, A Hudibrastic Poem in Eight Cantos' by Quiz (London: Thomas Tegg, 1816)
A New Map of Inda from the Latest Authority, frontispiece and first plate in the book 'The Grand Master or Adventures of Qui Hi? in Hindostan, A Hudibrastic Poem in Eight Cantos' by Quiz (London: Thomas Tegg, 1816)
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1816
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Not on display
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Etching And Aquatint (hand-colored)
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Sheet: 240 x 310 mm (9 7/16 x 12 3/16 in.)
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Europe
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1963.30.38792.1
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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Pull-out frontispiece showing India represented by a large elephant whose forelegs and hindlegs are tied to posts inscribed 'Board of Control' and 'House of Commons'. Its tusks and tail are lettered 'monopoly', 'ambition' and 'patronage'. A small pavilion on the back of the elephant holds Hastings enthroned on a canopied sofa, labeled 'imbecility'. A bishop is shown kneeling behind him as if praying to the Governor. Numerous packages hang from a cloth below the pavilion, all with derogatory labels such as 'Blunders' and 'Debts'. The elphant's trunk is loosely tied to a mitre and crosier. In the foreground is a barrel labeled 'Combustible'. From the barrel is a train inscribed 'Indignation', towards which an arm directs a match. It is a scene just before the explosion, which will wrench the elephant free of its shackles.
For comment on the book see the entry for the whole volume (1963.30.38792.1-27)