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 7 Jan 2016
Pencil drawing of Parbati Hill near Pune in Maharashtra by George Boyd (1800-1850) dated to between 1821 and 1844. This is one of 95 drawings (90 folios) chiefly of landscapes and monuments in the Deccan, West India and Afghanistan.

A long series of steps and ramps leads to the top of hill on wh... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Water-colour painting of the Palace of the Peshwas and temple of Parvati at Poona (Pune) by Stanley Leighton (1837-1901), 3 January 1868. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Temple of Parvati & ruined Palace of the Peshawurs - Poonah. 3rd. Jan. 1868. S.L.'

Pune is situated near to the Western ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the Peshwa's Palace in Pune (Poona) - 1860, Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. In the centre of the old city of Pune, the imposing walls of the Shaniwarwada palace is all that is left of the royal residence of the Peshwas. The pal... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
The Great Mosque and its gateway at Fathpur Sikri from the south-east - 1814

Watercolour of the Jami Masjid and Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Tughlikabad to Secundra Vol. VIII' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
View of one side of the main street in the Indian city of Patna - 1814

Watercolour of street scene in Patna from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Patna to Benares Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-Genera... Read More
 28 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
History of Gingee and its Rulers
By C. S. Srinivasachari
Published by The Annamalai Univesity, Madras - 1943

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Photograph of the Kalyana Mahal at Gingee in Tamil Nadu from the 'Archaeol... Read More
 25 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Madura - Gazetteer
By W. Francis
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1906
Gazetteer

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1719 Carte Nouvelle des Terres de Cucan, de Canara, de Malabar, de Madura, et d... Read More
 21 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
The vivid paintings that record a Briton's love of Delhi
By William Dalrymple
BBC News - 19 September 2015

A book of illustrations painted in the 1840s captures the Indian capital, Delhi, in all its glory shortly before the 19th Century's biggest anti-colonial revolt - and the British b... Read More
 16 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Lucknow Album : Containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow and its environs together with a large sized plan of the city.
By Darogha Ubbas Alli
Printed by G.H.Rouse, Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta - 1874

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 16 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Lucknow (the capital of Oudh) - An illustrated guide to places of interest, with history and map.
By Herbert Andrews Newell (1869-1934)
Published by H.A.Newell, Bombay - 1916

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 15 Sep 2015 Rare Photographs
Chutter Munzil, Lucknow
Photo by Edward Sache
c.1880's

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 15 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A view at Lucknow - 1869

This aquatint was made by Daniell Havell after plate 6 of Henry Salt's 'Twenty Four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt'. Lucknow, now the capital of Uttar Pradesh, was formerly the capital of the province of Oudh (Avadh). Situa... Read More
 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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Taj Mahal, Agra, 1... Read More
 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-pop... 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
Collection: British Library Read More