Map of Hyderabad (Sind) and neighbourhood. January 1852
Artist: Ainslie, Henry Francis (c.1805-1879)
Map of Hyderabad and the neighbourhood executed in water-colour by Henry Francis Ainslie (c.1805-1879), January 1852. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Fort of & station, with city of Hyderabad, Scinde. Jany 1852. HFA.'
Hyderabad is situated 5 km from the eastern bank of the River Indus in Sind, Pakistan. The site upon which the city now stands is thought to date back to pre-historic times when the nearby hills were used as a place of worship. Hyderabad was occupied before the 8th century but the modern city was founded in 1768 by Ghulam Shah Kalhora and remained the emirs capital until the British general Sir Charles Napier conquered Sind in 1843.