A plan for encreasing the exports

A plan for encreasing the exports of British manufactures to India illustrated by a series of engravings. London, 1813.

A plan for encreasing the exports of British manufactures to India illustrated by a series of engravings. London, 1813.

The foundation of the East India Company can be traced to a Royal Charter granted  by Elizabeth I on 31 December 1600  licensing a joint-stock company to trade in the East Indies. The Company long held a privileged position in relation to the English, and later the British, government and as a result it was frequently granted special rights and privileges, including trade monopolies and exemptions.

Many of these privileges were revoked by the Charter Act of 1813 and this led to a flurry of publications on trade with India. The present work was published anonymously and the illustrator is unknown. It contains a series of hand-painted amateur drawings which illustrate the "beneficial" influence of the Company on Indian society.

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