Mapping it out
Ojas art along with Anubhav Nath hosts an exhibition of unseen collection of historical maps from the 18th century to 1946, highlighting geographical boundaries of India from the Mughal Period to Pre-Independence era.
As India celebrates 66th Independence Day on 15 August, it becomes imperative to understand her past and the changes that were implemented geographically. It’s a rare opportunity for collectors to own the original maps as well.
Anubhav Nath, Director, Ojas Art has spent over a decade to put together this exhibition. The maps on display are by cartographers like Mortier, Lapie, Bonne and Talliis and have been printed in England, France, Italy and the USA.
Each map is accompanied with an authenticity certificate. Anubhav Nath is a history buff and collector of antique maps and prints. As a curator, he fascinates through intricate details about the maps direction , and how the maps were made.
Speaking about the collection Anubhav said, ‘Cartography is the art of graphically representing a geographical area. As an art it was at its zenith in 17th-19th centuries as explorers discovered more places and were also able to mark their exact geographical locations with the help of longitudes and latitudes.'
During that time, there was a vast commissioning of maps by the western powers. Cartography is also educational as it helps in understanding changing geographical boundaries and the possible reasons behind them.
When:15 August till 20 September, 11am to 7 pm (Monday closed)
Where: Ojas Art Gallery, 1AQ,Qutab Minar Main Roundabout