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 15 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
View of the Palace of Nawab Shuja-ud-daula, Lucknow, from the River Gumti - 1789

Pencil and water-colour drawing of the view of the Palace of the Nawab Shuja-ud-daula at Lucknow, from the River Gumti, dated 14-16 August 1789. Inscribed on the front of the mount in pencil (not original inscriptio... Read More
 26 Aug 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The traveller's guide to Agra, containing an account of the past history, the antiquities, and the principal sights of Agra, together with some information about Agra as it is.
By Satya Chandra Mukerji
Published by Sen & Co., Delhi - 1892

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 26 Aug 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Agra, historical & descriptive with an account of Akbar and his Court and the modern city of Agra.
By Syed Muḥammad Latif (1851-1902)
Printed at The Calcutta Central Press Co., Calcutta - 1896

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 26 Aug 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Handbook to Agra and the Taj, Sikandra, Fatehpur-Sikri and the neighbourhood
By Ernest Binfield Havell (1861-1934)
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1904

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 26 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Udaipur, 1916
By Charles William Bartlett (British, 1860-1940)
Color woodcut

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 13 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Vale of Kashmir, 1867
By Robert S. Duncanson (American, 1821-1872)
Oil on canvas

Cincinnati-based Duncanson was the first African American artist to achieve recognition both nationally and abroad. This panoramic painting, one of his grandest, was inspired by an episode in Thomas Moore’s then-p... Read More
 13 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Dal Lake, Kashmir, 1916
By Charles William Bartlett (British, 1860-1940)
Color woodcut

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 11 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
View up Old Court House Street towards St Andrew’s Church, Calcutta - 1820
by James Baillie Fraser

Oil on canvas
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 26 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Asuf Gunj, Gulbarga - 1880

Photograph of a street scene in Gulbarga, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892', taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s. In the early 14th century the Deccan was occupied by Muhammad Tughluq (r.1325-51) who brought the entir... Read More
 13 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Panorama of Surat - 1830

Coloured aquatint of a panorama of Surat in three parts by Alfred Robert Freebairn (1794-1846) after Thomas Postans and dated 1830. Situated on a bend in the river Tapti, Surat was an important Mughal trading port from the late 16th to the late 18th centuries. In 1615 Si... Read More
 13 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tarikh-i-Sorath - A history of the provinces of Sorath and Halar in Kathiawad
Translated from Persian by Ranchodji Amarji, Divan of Junagadh
Preface by James Burgess
Published Trubner & Co., London - 1882

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 11 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Charm of Bombay - An anthology of writings in praise of the first city of India.
By R.P. Karkaria
Published by D.B. Taraporevala Sons & Co., Bombay - 1915

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A street in Bombay - 1867
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 11 May 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Bombay Harbour - January 1870

Water-colour painting of Mumbai Harbour by Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902) in January 1870. Inscribed on the back in pencil is: 'Bombay.'

Originally, Mumbai (Bombay) was composed of seven islands separated by a marshy swamp. Its deep natural harbour led the ... Read More
 11 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Water-colour painting of a landscape with rocky hills at Matheran, Bombay by Melville Clarke (1834-1878), c.1854. Inscribed on the reverse is: 'Matheran'.

This water-colour came from a collection depicting hill stations near Poona and may have been made while Clarke was on sick leave in 1854. He... Read More
 10 May 2015 Article/Essay
Essay - The story of Watson's Hotel, Bombay

Like a huge birdcage exhaled from the earth: Watson’s Esplanade Hotel, Bombay (1867-71) and its place in structural history.
By Jonathan Clarke
Published in Construction History, Volume 18 - 2002

“A traveller familiar with Bombay passed through it... Read More
 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Malabar Hill from Xavier's, Bombay
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay, The Said-Memon Street
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay Rampart Row, from Esplanade Hotel
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay, Yacht Club, Apollo Bunder and Harbour
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Malabar Hill - Panorama of Bombay from Ladies' Gymkhana
By Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Albumen print

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