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 5 Feb 2013 Rare Maps
City and environs of Sirengampatanne or Seringapatnam taken at the request of Mr Robert Adams, Surgeon by Alexander Cesars LeGou - 1775

Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Read More
 4 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Authentic memoirs of Tippoo Sultaun, including his cruel treatment of English prisoners; account of his campaigns with the mahrattas, rajahs, Warren Hastings, Lord Cornwallis and Lord Mornington; plunders, captures, intrigues and secret correspondence with France as laid before... Read More
 3 Feb 2013 Rare Photographs
LOKARANJAN MAHAL, Mysore - 1865

This is one of the oldest Palaces in Mysore built by HH. Sri. Mummadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar around 1850-60. Zoo was part of this palace till it was thrown open for public by his adopted son HH. Sri. Chamarajanedra Wadiyar. It also served as Royal School for many ye... Read More
 7 Jul 2010 Rare Paintings
Ryacotta in the Barramahal - 1802

Plate 12 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniells' 'Oriental Scenery.' Rayakottai is an ancient fortress in the Baramahal (the hilly country between the Mysore plateau and the plains of Tamil Nadu) which became part of a chain of military outposts use... Read More
 7 Jul 2010 Rare Photographs
Views in Mysore. The Daria Dowlut in Seringapatam. Frescoes on wall - 1868

Photograph from an album of 40 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. Karnataka has a long tradition of paintings used to decorate the walls of temples and palaces, although most surviving paintings date from the post-Vij... Read More
 10 Feb 2010 Rare Paintings
The Death of Tippoo Saib at the taking of Seringapatam," an engraving from 1804 Read More
 10 Feb 2010 Rare Manuscripts
EXTREMELY RARE :
Please read all three pages in a sequence. An amazing eye witness account of Tipu's fall....A contemporary account of Tipu's death, from "The True American Commercial Advertiser" (Philadelphia), March 18, 1800 - PAGE 1. Read More
 10 Feb 2010 Rare Manuscripts
A contemporary account of Tipu's death, from "The True American Commercial Advertiser" (Philadelphia), March 18, 1800 - PAGE 2. Read More
 10 Feb 2010 Rare Manuscripts
A contemporary account of Tipu's death, from "The True American Commercial Advertiser" (Philadelphia), March 18, 1800 - PAGE 3. Read More
 10 Feb 2010 Rare Paintings
Theatrical Print 1823
Theatre Collection
Henry Kemble in the role of 'Tipoo Saib' at the Royal Coburg Theatre, 20 January 1823. Read More
 10 Feb 2010
Tippoo's Tiger.
'Better to live a day as a tiger than a lifetime as a sheep' - Tipu Sultan
The Tiger comes to London
'Tippoo's Tiger' is an awesome, life-size beast of carved and painted wood, seen in the act of devouring a prostrate European in the costume of the 1790s. It has cast a spell ov... Read More
 7 Feb 2010 Rare Maps
VERY RARE :
PLAN of the Position of the Confederate Armies under the direction of Earl Cornwallis before Seringapatam from the 5th to the 24th February 1792 when the Cessation of Hostilities took place...
This pen and ink and watercolour plan was drawn by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. It is ... Read More
 29 Jan 2010 Rare BOOKS
Online Digital Edition :
THE DREAMS OF TIPU SULTAN
Translated from the original Persian
By Mahmud Husain Ph.D. - Professor of History, University of Karachi.
"In the India Office Library there is a very valuable and interesting manuscript containing Tipu Sultan's dreams 'in his own handwritin... Read More
 28 Jan 2010 Rare BOOKS
Online digital edition:
Official documents relative to the negotiations carried on by TIPPOO SULTAUN with the French Nation and other foreign states, for the purposes hostile to the British Nation, to which is added Proceedings of a Jacobin Club formed at Seringapatam by the French soldiers in t... Read More