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 26 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Description de l'univers
By Alain Manesson Mallet
Published by D. Thierry, Paris - 1683
In French
Volume 2

Read Book Online (source of the Agra Map):

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Alain Manesson Mallet (1630–1706) was a French cartogra... Read More
 26 Oct 2013 Rare Maps
Agra without the Taj.

Map Maker: Alain Manesson Mallet
Paris / 1683

An attractive birds eye view of the city. From Mallet's monumental Description de l' Univers, first published in Paris in 1683, perhaps the greatest work of its kind in the 17th century.

This picture disproves the new narrativ... Read More
 21 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Fanciful view of the city of Madras, with a procession with camels and elephants in the foreground. c.1781 Hand-coloured engraving

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 4 Aug 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
INDIA in the Fifteenth Century : Being a collection of narratives of voyages to India, in the century preceeding the Portuguese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope ; from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian sources, now first translated into English.
By Richard Henry Major
Prin... Read More
 13 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
India through the Stereoscope : A journey through Hindustan
By James Ricalton
Published by Underwood & Underwood, London - 1907

Preface

When our ancestors were yet savages, a Greek historian said that Egypt had more wonders than all the rest of the world. It is true that the ... Read More
 7 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Chronica dos reis de Bisnaga
By Fernão Nunes and Domingos Paes
Translated by David de Melo Lopes
Published by Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa - 1897
In Portuguese

The Chronica dos Reis Bisnaga or, Castilian, Chronicle of the Kings of Bisnaga, is a sixteenth century original compila... Read More
 23 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The web of Indian life
By Sister Nivedita (Margaret E. Noble)
Published by William Heinemann, London - 1906


Book Excerpt:

The woman pausing in the dying light to salute the river brings us to another such instance. There is nothing occult in the passion of Hindus for the Ga... Read More
 14 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Oriental Annual or Scenes in India
By Rev. Hobart Caunter
Twenty-two Engravings from the original drawings by William Daniell
Published by Bull and Churton, London - 1835


Read Book Online:

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 29 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
TABAQAT-I-NASIRI
By Minhaj-i-Siraj of Juzjani
Edited by W.Nassau Lees
Printed at College Press, calcutta - 1864

Read Book Online:

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Evidence in literature suggests that in 1193, the Nalanda University was sacked... Read More
 31 Mar 2013 New Books
The Origins of Modern Historiography in India: Antiquarianism and Philology, 1780-1880
By Rama Sundari Mantena
Published by Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History -2012

Intellectual encounters abound in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century India comprising surveyors,... Read More
 25 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A depiction of Shiva... from the book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672 Read More
 25 Mar 2013 New Books
New Book:
Much Maligned Monsters: A History of European Reactions to Indian Art
By Partha Mitter
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press - 1992

In this fascinating study, Partha Mitter traces the history of European reactions to Indian art, from the earliest encounters of explorers with the exot... Read More
 25 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A depiction of Ganesha... from the book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672 Read More
 25 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A depiction of Narasimha Avatar... from the book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672 Read More
 25 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A depiction of Varaha Avatar... from the book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672 Read More
 25 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A depiction of Kurma Avatar... from the book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672 Read More
 25 Mar 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Pioneers of Orientalism at the VOC - Phillipus Baldaeus
By Luba Zubkova

Another missionary who came to Ceylon upon the conquest of Colombo by the Dutch in 1656 was Phillipus Baldaeus
(1632-1672). A talented cartographer and writer, the Company appointed him a predicant responsible for c... Read More
 25 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672
Written in German


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 8 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Selections from the travels of Sig. Pietro della Valle, a noble Roman into East-India and Arabia Desert.
Translated by G. Havers
London, Printed by J. Jacock, for John Martin, and James Allestry; and are to be sold at their Shop, at the Bell in St. Paul's Church-yard - 1665

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 16 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Life of Hiuen-Tsiang
By the Shaman Hwui Li
With an introduction by Samuel Beal
Published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London - 1914


Book Extract:

"Arena of Charity:

The king hearing this was delighted, and on the twenty-first day he went forward, conducting him... Read More