‘The Sovereign Punjaub’ is a map originally produced on March 2nd, 1848 by James Wyld, a geographer to the Queen & H.R.H. Prince Albert Charing. This map illustrates Pañjāb at the time of its annexation by the British. With a light green background, this map features all the major cities and townships of the Pañjāb of 1848 in their original/olden names and spellings. A document in itself, the map is an important record of the sovereign status of the Pañjāb under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Besides that, its non-availability anywhere else in the world, except the British Museum, adds to its archival value and worthiness as an antique, reasserting and emphasizing the place of the Sikh nation-state in modern history.