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 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
 25 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Bheem ke Udar - 1820

This coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from plate 7 of JB Fraser's 'Views in the Himala Mountains'. While crossing the mountain pass between the valleys of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, on their way to the source of the latter, Fraser and his party spent ... Read More
 24 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Peaks in Hamla pass, Himalayas, 15000 ft.
1850-1900

Source: Science Museum, UK Read More
 24 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Crossing the River Tons - 1820

This coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from plate 10 of JB Fraser's 'Views in the Himala Mountains'. It shows a detachment of William Fraser's 'Irregulars' crossing the River Tons - a tributary of the Yamuna - by means of a harness dangling from... Read More
 24 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Journal of a tour through part of the snowy range of the Himala Mountains, and to the sources of the rivers Jumna and Ganges
By James Baillie Fraser
Printed for Rodwell and Martin, London - 1820


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 23 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Jumnotree, the source of the River Jumna - 1820

This coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from plate 20 of J. B. Fraser's 'Views in the Himala Mountains'. Yamunotri is the name given to the source of one of India's great northern rivers, the Yamuna. The site of thermal hot sprin... Read More
 23 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Bunderpoonch, the Jumnootri Peak - 1865

View of the Bunderpunch in Yamunotri in the Himalayas, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Bunderpoonch peak was named after the legend that Hanuman, the Monkey God, after setting the city of Lanka on fire with his burning tail, extinguished the flame o... Read More
 23 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Snowy peaks of Jumnotri, near source of Jumna - 1866

Photograph of snowy peaks of Jumnotri, near source of Jumna from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1866.Samuel Bourne, the bank clerk and amateur photographer arrived in India in 1863 during the early years... Read More
 23 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Holy Himalaya - The religion, traditions, and scenery of Himalayan province (Kumaon and Garwhal)
By E. Sherman Oakley
Published Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, London - 1905


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 23 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
KEDARNATH in Garhwal - 29 May 1808

Watercolour by Hyder Young Hearsey (1782-1840) of a view of Kedarnath in Garwhal, Uttarakhand, dated 29th May 1808. This view, showing the snow-covered mountain in the background and three yaks and two boys in the foreground, is erroneously inscribed on the ba... Read More
 22 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
On the Edge of the World
By Edmund Candler
Published by Cassell and Company, London - 1919

Book Excerpt:

AMARNATH and Gangabal lie in the mountains at the back of Kashmir. Amarnath, the sacred cave, is twenty-three marches from Rawalpindi in the plains, and Gangabal, the sacr... Read More
 22 Jun 2013 Article/Essay
Rare photo:
Peaks and temple of Kedarnath - 1882

Some more rare images of Kedarnath at the Geological Survey of India website:

http://bit.ly/11EUW2K


Kedarnath

Amidst the dramatic mountains capes of the majestic Kedarnath range stands one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas' of Kedar or Lord Shiva, t... Read More
 21 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Manali temple, Kulu - 1870

Water-colour drawing by Alfred Frederick Pollock Harcourt of the Hidimba Devi temple near Manali, Kulu, dated 1870. Inscribed on front in water-colour: 'A.H. Kooloo'; on back in pencil: 'Minali Temple Kulu. Doongree Temple Menalee. 1870.' This Hindu temple is situate... Read More
 21 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Glen near Kulu Valley - 1866

Photograph of a glen near Kulu Valley from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1866.Samuel Bourne, the bank clerk and amateur photographer arrived in India in 1863 during the early years of commercial photography. Photographs taken ... Read More
 21 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Village of Kot Kul[u] - 1860

View of the Kullu valley, from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98', taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. The Kullu Valley is 80 km long, bordered by the Pir Panjal to the north, the Parvati Range to the east, and the Barabhangal Range to the west. It was k... Read More
 18 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Rambles in Kooloo
By Captain A. Harcourt
Printed by G.A. Savielle, Allahabad - 1870


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Image:
Wooden houses, Jagatsukh in Kulu - 27 August 1868

Watercolour by Alfred Frederick Pollock Harcour... Read More
 17 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Himalayan Districts of Kooloo, Lahoul, and Spiti
By Alfred Frederick Pollock Harcourt
Published by W.H. Allen & Co., London - 1871


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Image:
Nagar Castle, Kulu - 1869

Watercolour by Alfre... Read More