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 25 Jun 2012 New Books
New Book:
Delhi 360: Mazhar Ali Khan's view from the Lahore Gate (Hardcover)
By J. P Losty
Publisher: Roli Books - 2011

Book Summary:
Made in 1846, the painting commonly known as ?The Delhi Panorama? by the famous topographical artist Mazhar Ali Khan is the finest artistic rendering of Shahjaha... Read More
 25 Jun 2012 Rare Paintings
The DELHI PANORAMA by Mazhar Ali Khan Mazhar Ali Khan, a close relation of Ghulam Ali Khan, was primarily an architectural painter who produced the commissions from the last atelier including the great Delhi panorama for Metcalfe on view. This monumental painted cityscape of Delhi, dated Novemb... Read More
 6 Dec 2011 Rare Photographs
Muharram festival procession in Baroda - 1880

Photograph of a Muharram procession in Baroda (Vadodara) from the 'Album of portraits and views in Baroda' taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1880. The festival commemorates the popular saint Imam Husain, the Prophet Muhammad?s grandson and the s... Read More
 15 Sep 2010 Rare Photographs
United Services Club, Bangalore - 1902.

Photograph of the United Services Club, Bangalore, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in 1902 . The United Services Bangalore Club (now called Bangalore Club) was established in 1868 for the exclusive... Read More
 7 Jul 2010 Rare Paintings
View on the Ganges with a large monastic building above a ghat and a small mosque beyond, with Hindu flag poles amongst the trees - 1795.

Watercolour of a view on the river Ganges, by an anonymous artist working in the Murshidabad style, part of the Hyde Collection, c. 1790-1800. Inscribed on ... Read More
 10 Feb 2010 Rare Paintings
A section from a 'Panoramic Scroll' of the city of DELHI viewed from the Lahore Gates of the Red Fort, by Mazhar ?Ali Khan, 1846. Read More
 7 Feb 2010 Rare Paintings
'Part of the City of Calcutta', Clive Street -1840.
Pencil drawing heightened with white on tinted paper of Clive Street in Calcutta by SIR CHARLES D'OYLY (1781-1845) dated 1840. Inscribed: 'Part of the City of Calcutta. Sir Charles D'Oyly ad natm delt. 1840' and on the original mount: 'Part of ... Read More
 7 Feb 2010 Rare Photographs
BANGALORE FORT was originally built by Kempe Gowda a feudatory of the Vijaynagar Empire and the founder of Bangalore as a mud fort . It was converted into a stone fort by Haider Ali in 1761.It was a stronghold of Tipu Sultan that was captured by army of the British East India Company led by Lord ... Read More
 7 Feb 2010 Rare Photographs
Merchants Offices, Madras - 1851.
Photograph of merchants? offices at Madras, taken by Frederick Fiebig in c.1851. Madras lies on the Bay of Bengal and was founded in 1639 by the British East India Company. It was the first important English settlement in India and remained the centre of English... Read More
 7 Feb 2010 Rare Photographs
Black [George] town (European part), Madras - 1851.
Photograph of Black Town in Madras, taken by Frederick Fiebig in c.1851. Madras was founded in 1639 by the British East India Company and was the first important English settlement in India. Black Town was originally the old native quarter and ... Read More
 7 Feb 2010 Rare Photographs
Black [George] town, Madras.
Photograph of Black Town in Madras, taken by Frederick Fiebig in c.1851. Madras was founded in 1639 by the British East India Company and was the first important English settlement in India. Black Town was originally the old native quarter and grew up outside the wal... Read More
 19 Jan 2010 Rare Maps
BOMBAY 1753.
Extremely rare collector's map that was published only in the secret atlas of the Dutch East India Company, for internal use. Hardy ever in the market. No doubt the very best and most detailed early chart of the third largest city in the world.
Copper engraving. Printed in Amsterdam. Read More