This map titled ‘The Island of Bombay’ shows the land mass added to the islands through various reclamation projects carried out by the government between the years 1816 -1890.
The survey was commenced under Capt. Thomas Dickinson, one of the East India Company’s Engineers in 1812.
The Museum’s collection of historical maps of Mumbai illustrate the city’s evolution from a group of seven islands into a vibrant urban centre in the 19th century. Changes in geography as a result of invasions, economic booms and planning are carefully chronicled.