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THE ORIENTAL PORTFOLIO: PICTURESQUE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE SCENERY AND ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA

Lot No
5
Description
By Horace. H. Wilson

Publisher : Smith, Elder & Co. Cornhill
Location : London
Year : 1841
No of Plates : 9 Colour
Estimate
Rs. 5,00,000 - 6,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 6,32,500

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Modern green half morocco gilt over original boards, modern end papers, upper covers blocked in gilt with the title, the British Royal arms and a dedication to Queen Victoria.

Presented to the Queen by the publishers, it serves as a means to illustrate the subjects most characteristic of the scenery and architecture of an extensive portion of her dominion in the East.

List of Views : 1: Pavilion at the tomb of Sufdur Jung. 2: Zenana Futtehpoor Sikri. 3: Kunkhul. 4: Gateway at Deig. 5: Ruins at Deig. 6: Fort of Mongir. 7: Mausoleum of Sufdur Jung. 8. Market Place, Delhi. 9: Tomb of Hoomayoon’s Vizier.

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.