Rare Books on Hindoostan

BLAGDON’S VIEWS OF HINDOOSTAN & KINGDOM OF MYSORE

Lot No
1
Description
Painted by Mr. Daniell & Colonel Ward, based on the original 24 paintings executed by Colonel Ward & 40 drawings By Mr. James Hunter

Publisher : Edward Orme
Location : London
Year : 1805
No of Plates : 65 Colour
2 volumes bound as one.
Estimate
Rs. 10,00,000 - 15,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 15,18,000

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

One of the finest of the early colour plate books of India.

Edward Orme, the noted engraver, was the print seller to George III and IV. He was one of "the most important publisher of illustrated books during the short golden age of printing.

Blagdon was a journalist and author. His Brief History of Ancient and Modern India came out in 3 x quarto volumes. It was reissued in 1813 as an appendix to Captain Thomas Williamson's European in India. He spearheaded and conceived various other publications.

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.