Map Of Travancore Backwaters & Coast 1866
This is a map of a portion of the princely state of Travancore coast and backwaters. Produced by The Royal Geographical Society in 1866. It measures 21 x 13 cms. The map also comprises a portion of the princely state of Cochin backwaters and sea coast. The then capitals of Travancore and Cochin were Trivandrum (Thiruvanthapuram) and Tripunithura, respectively.
Out of this Thiruvanthapuram became the capital city. The state is lined with backwaters, rivers, and canals from the north to the south that is unique only to Kerala. On one side is the Western Ghats and the other Arabian Sea. Read more- Kerala backwaters. Because of the progressive rule of the Maharajas, today it-
boasts of a high literacy rate, low child mortality, health, social progress, and so on. Making the state one of the most progressive and forward in India in terms of quality of life and social welfare. This map of Travancore Backwaters & Coast 1866 shows an ideal setting for a natural harbour.
This was realized by Robert Bristow see my post- 2 Old Postcards – Robert Bristow’s Cochin Harbour 1947.
Did you know- there are many houseboats on the backwaters apart from the traditional fishing and the Chinese Fishing nets.
From the collection- Antique Print-Plan Of The Fort At Coylan c1764., Vintage Postcard Bangalore Fort., 1974 Photo Kerala Cargo Boats., 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper (#2)., Vintage Book 1881 – Everyday Life In India., Antique Photo Life In India During British Rule 1890
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