Publisher : Edward Orme Location : London Year : 1807 No of Plates : 60 Colour
Rs. 2,50,000 - 3,50,000
(Inclusive 15% margin)
The book is leather bound on the spine and corners with a marble paste down on the cover. The title of the book is engraved in gold lettering on
the spine. 253 pages include 60 coloured with descriptions for each plate in English and French, taken in the years 1798 and 1794. Frans Solvyns was born in Antwerp and arrived in Hindoostan in 1790. In the following
years he began documenting 18th century Indian culture and traditions, which included subjects such as occupational pursuits, festivals and
This book was first published in parts with an undated title page, with following editions in 1804 and 1807. It proved to be very popular and stayed in print for several years.
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.