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 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Rani Sipri's mosque and tomb, Ahmedabad.

From the book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More
 30 Mar 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874

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 29 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
City view, Jodhpur - 1895

Photograph of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, taken by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1890s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord & Lady Curzon during Autumn Tour 1902'. Lord Curzon served as Viceroy of India between 1899 and 1905... Read More
 11 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
The sacred town and temple of Dwaraka
Captain ROBERT MELVILLE GRINDLAY

Plate from:
Scenery, Costumes, and Architecture, Chiefly on the Western Side of India, 6 parts in one vol., first edition, hand-coloured engraved general title, 36 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Grindlay, Westall, Stanfi... Read More
 11 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Aurangabad from the ruins of Aurungzebe's Palace, drawn in 1813

This is plate 28 of Robert Melville Grindlay's 'Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India". Grindlay (1786-1877) was in the service of the East India Company and also worked as an artist. During his sta... Read More
 11 Mar 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
Is this the Residency?
By Serish Nanisetti
The Hindu

That age, this day, when the grandeur got a reality check after Hyderabadis attacked the might of British Empire on July 17, 1857. Serish Nanisetti finds out how geography has been changed by history

The river’s tent is broken; the... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A view of Government House and Esplanade Row, Calcutta, from the Maidan - 1830

Watercolour with a black painted border of a view of Government House and Esplanade Row from the Maidan at Calcutta, in West Bengal, by Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya, c.1830. The image is inscribed in ink below, wit... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
SERINGAPATAM 1850s-1890s (Enlarged photo)

Salt print, two albumen prints, and a gelatin silver print, the first captioned in pencil on verso, some mounted

Comprising; salt print from waxed paper negative of the town from the flagstaff towards the mosque.

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 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Seringapatam - Past and Present
By Col.G.B.Malleson
Published by Higginbotham & Co., Madras - 1876

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Image:
SERINGAPATAM 1850s-1890s

Salt print, two albumen prints, and a gelatin silver print, ... Read More
 8 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

Indian Pictures
Drawn with pen and pencil
By the Rev. W. Urwick
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1881 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Article/Essay
Historical Notes:
Astronomical significance of the Gavi Gangadhareshvara Temple in Bangalore
By Jayanth Vyasanakere, K. Sudeesh and B.S. Shylaja
Published by the Current Science Association, Bangalore - 2008

The passage of the setting sun through the cave of Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple on ... Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Temple near Bangalore with Nandidrug in the distance - 1792
By Thomas Daniell

Pencil and wash drawing of the temple near Bangalore with Nandidrug in the distance, dated 1 May 1792. Inscribed on back in ink is: '13. Near Bangalore'; in pencil: 'Near Bangalore. Nundyroog in the distance. No. 18... Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
View near Bangalore - 1808

Plate 17 from the fifth set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery' called 'Antiquities of India.' The group of structures in this print are close to the GANGADHARESHVARA TEMPLE, south of Bangalore. The Daniells wrote, 'The neighbourhood of Bangalore is re... Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Article/Essay
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Bangalore

As if making monolithic rock-cut temples is not complex enough, ancient Indian architects and stone cutters outclassed themselves when making the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple in 9th century AD. The temple has been planned in a such a way that sunrays illum... Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
The Gavi Gangadhareshvara Temple, Bangalore - 1804

Plate nineteen in 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter. This aquatint is based on a picture by Hunter, and contrary to its assigned title -'A Moorish Mosque At Bangalore', represents a Hindu temple.

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 14 Jan 2014 New Books
New Book:
Madras Miscellany
By Muthiah S
Published by Westland & Tranquebar Press - 2011

Madras Miscellany has, over that decade, created an awareness and a greater appreciation of the significant past of Madras and of the events and the people who over the years made Madras ‘the first... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of a European house in Madras (Chennai) with a palanquin and carriage at the door and a watercarrier in the foreground by Justinian Gantz(1802-1862) in 1832. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Just Gantz 1832.' Justinian Gantz, eldest son of John Gantz, is described in the 'E... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of a European house in Madras (Chennai) by Justinian Gantz (1802-1862) in 1841. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Madras, 1841.' Justinian Gantz, eldest son of John Gantz, is described in the 'East India Register' as 'Miniature Painter'. He married Ann Philipina Martin at Bl... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of the Merchants' buildings at Chennai (Madras) by John Gantz in 1829. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'J. Gantz & Son. 1829.' John Gantz, probably of Austrian extraction, was employed as a draftsman and surveyor by the East India Company from about 1800 to 1803, eventually... Read More