|1863 Map of Delhi|
Some of the more significant items are a 1912 map of Delhi (now Old Delhi) and a 1928 map of Mt. Everest. Also dating from about 1928 are accurately detailed travelers' maps of two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Ajanta and Ellora caves in the state of Maharashtra. The earliest maps are for areas that are in or near present-day Bangladesh. The maps were purchased by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, and about 30 of the items were displayed in their offices until the end of April.
Maps are useful in genealogy because they show the development of cities and other areas over time and often include buildings and roads that may be connected to family members. For example, the Delhi map shows the early British occupation of the city and the areas of the city where the native Indian population lived.
More information about the maps is in a Times of India article.