Data Visualisation

Here you can explore an interactive map and data visualisation showing the activity and location of book printers operating in Kolkata between July 1867 and July 1868. 

The visualisation uses aggregated data drawn from more than 1,000 books described in the Bengal Library Catalogue of Books, 1830-1870, one a series of publications known as the Quarterly Lists, which recorded all books published in India on a quarterly basis and by region.

You can use filters within the map to show only certain printers, or refine the map view based on the average price that printers books sold to members of the public, or by the total number of books they published. Click on location points in the map view to access books digitised by the publisher.