Rare Books on Hindoostan

ANTIQUITIES OF DACCA

Lot No
19
Description
By Sir Charles D'Oyly

Publisher : J. Landseer
Location : London
Year : c.1825
No of Plates : 20 Colour
Estimate
Rs. 5,00,000 - 6,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 8,96,409

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Deep brown hardbound cover with the title of the book engraved in gold foil lettering on the spine of the book. One of the finest topographical books produced on modern day Bangladesh. Thefolio has a series of engravings; the original sketches were made on the spot by Mr. Chinnery, a highly reputed British artist. The book is an illustrative account of the history of Dacca, Sir Charles D’Oyly successfully produced deft engravings, where he has preserved integral characteristics of the buildings and various surroundings, as observed. Also to be found are historic accounts of the city along with various important landmarks and instances documented through descriptive note and sketches.

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.