Rare Books on Hindoostan

ORIENTAL SCENERY 150 VIEWS OF THE ARCHITECTURE, ANTIQUITIES AND LANDSCAPE SCENERY OF HINDOOSTAN

Lot No
2
Description
Drawn and Engraved by Thomas Daniell and William Daniell

Publisher : Thomas Daniell and William Daniell (The Free-School Press)
Location : London
Year : 1812 - 1816
No of Plates : 150
Estimate
Rs. 8,00,000 - 12,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 15,77,680

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Cloth binding, spine gilt with stamped red moroccon leather title label on spine. The last plate is trimmed and rebacked.

This lot contains plates carefully reduced and copied from the large folio edition, published between 1795 and 1808, under the supervision of the Daniells.

Thomas Daniell, assisted by his nephew and travelling partner William Daniell, produced his best-known images depicting India. Oriental Scenery has visual representation of Mughal and Dravidian monuments, cityscapes and sublime views of mountains and waterfalls and formed the most extensive work of its kind. This book was highly sough after in London, Bombay and Calcutta.

References: Abbey Travel 432; Archer p.235; Sutton 13.

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.