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 British Information Services:  India -- In War and Peace

Maps of India

Title: India -- In War and Peace

Map Maker:  British Information Services

Place / Date: London / 1940 ca

Coloring: Color

Size: 28.5 x 19 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 51123


Rare separately issued pictorial map of India, published during World War II by the British Information Services.

The present map provides a pictorial image of the resources, agriculture and manufacturing specialties throughout India. The text box notes:

Before the war India was already one of the eight leading industrial countries of the world.  Indian capital and Indian technical skills have helped to develop still further the country's industries since the war began.  To-day instead of a total of six hundred factories she has fifteen hundred engineering shops on war supplies alone--including a hundred works making machine tools, previously all imported.  Sixty per cent of her medical supplies are made at home and her heavy chemical industries are expanding fast.  India's cotton mills to-day produce three times more than in 1918.

The British Information Services (BIS) was the New York based information department of the British Consulate in New York, an overseas post of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London.  There were also offices of the BIS in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and in Ottawa.

The map is quite rare-- this is the first example we have ever seen.

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