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 11 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
View of Chittagong c.1825

Watercolour by Thomas Prinsep (1800-1830), of a view of Chittagong, in Bangladesh, dated c.1825. This image, from an album compiled with his brother William, shows the washing green, where cloths were laid out to dry in the sun, and is inscribed in the original sketch... Read More
 9 Jul 2013 New Books
New Book:
A Kite's Eye View: India: Between Earth And Sky
By Nicolas Chorier
Foreword By: Zubin Mehta
Published by Roli Books Pvt. Ltd. - 2007

Book Review:

Eye in the sky over India: Camera on a kite snaps fabulous photographs of the sub-continent.
Daily Mail

Taken from skies high above India ... Read More
 1 Jul 2013 Video
Documentary:
Ganga and the Himalayas

Discover the importance of Ganga in this spellbinding journey to the Himalayas!

"The epic journey to find the source of the Ganges. Reaching the temple of Gangotri - the place where Hindus believe that Ganges first appeared on Earth. Further on we will also ... Read More
 1 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
KASHMIR
Described by Francis Younghusband
Painted by Edward Molyneux
Published by Adam & Charles Black,, London - 1911


Read Book Online:

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 30 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Naini Tal, Landslip in 1880

Photograph of the aftermath of the Nainital landslip from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of views of 'Naini Tal' taken by an unknown photographer in 1880. The area of the Kumaon Hills had come under British rule after the Anglo-Nepal Wa... Read More
 30 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
General view of the north end of Naini Tal - 1875

Photograph of Nainital from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of views of 'Naini Tal' taken by an unknown photographer in 1875. According to legend Nainital takes its name from the Hindi word for eye as it is said to ... Read More
 30 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
View of the north end of Naini Tal, with the new Assembly Rooms in the foreground - 1885

Photograph of Nainital from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of views of 'Naini Tal' taken by an unknown photographer in 1885. The area of the Kumaon Hills had come under Britis... Read More
 30 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
The lake at Naini Tal - 9 October 1886

Water-colour painting of the lake at Naini Tal in Uttarakhand by Charles J. Cramer-Roberts (1834-1895), 9 October 1886. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Naini Tal. Oct 9/86. C.J.C.R.'

Naini Tal is situated 6,400 feet above sea level in the Kumaon Hills of t... Read More
 29 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Photograph by Samuel Bourne of the Zojji-La Pass, Kashmir, about 1866

From 1863-1870, Bourne made three trips to the Himalayas in Northern India. Many of these topographical photographs appear as a result of this final, six month photographic expedition in 1866, accompanied by Dr. G.R Playfair... Read More
 29 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
The Spiti Valley from the Dunkar - 1866
By Samuel Bourne

Taken from a high viewpoint this photograph looks down and through a valley of high mountains. In the foreground in the top left hand side is a corner of a ruined building, possibly part of the Dankar fort. As the mountains recede into ... Read More
 29 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Among the Himalayas
By Laurence Austine Waddell
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1899

Preface

The grandest part of the grandest mountains on the globe has, strange to say, no book devoted to it, except one that was written about half a century ago. Since that... Read More
 27 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph by Samuel Bourne of 'A bit of the new road near Rogi' Punjab, about 1866

From 1863-1870, Bourne made three trips to the Himalayas in Northern India. Many of these topographical photographs appear as a result of this final, six month photographic expedition in 1866, accompanied by Dr... Read More
 26 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Himalayan Snowfield - 1925

By Cyril Walter Bion
Painter, born at Simla, India. Educated in England he studied Naval architecture at Durham University. He taught at Hong Kong University and in Northern Ireland.

Oil on canvas, 71.5 x 91.8 cm

Collection: National Museums Northern Ireland Read More
 26 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Sunrise among the Pines near Fagoo in the Himalayas - 1878
By Marianne North

Oil on board, 35.1 x 24.9 cm

Collection: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Read More
 26 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Bheemtal, Kumaon, India - July 30 1878
By Marianne North

Oil on paper, 29.4 x 51 cm

Collection: British Library Read More
 26 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Scene in the Himalayas
By William Daniell

Oil on canvas, 81.2 x 100.2 cm

Collection: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council Read More
 26 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Kanchenjunga, Eastern Himalayas - 1946
By Randolph Bezzant Holmes (1888-1973)

Oil on paper, 41.5 x 51.5 cm

British photographer Randolph Bezzant Holmes (1888-1973) learned the art of photography from his father William Dacia Holmes who opened the Holmes Studio in Peshawar in 1889. Randolph Holm... Read More
 26 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Climbing on the Himalaya and other mountain ranges
By J.Norman Collie
Published by David Douglas, Edinburgh - 1902

Book Excerpt:

' Let him spend his time no more at home, Which would be great impeachment to his age In having known no travel in his youth.' - Shakespeare.

At... Read More
 26 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
The Ganges below Gangotri - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 43 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. Gangotri is situated in the Tehri District of North Uttar Pradesh, near the source of the Ganges, and in this stretch the river winds between rocky walls up to 300 fe... Read More
 25 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
The Cow's Mouth, source of the Ganges - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 13 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The source of the Ganges lies at 13,000 feet above sea level, in the forty-kilometer long Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas. It springs from a cavern call... Read More