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Lot No
1
Description
By William Hodges
Publisher : J Edwards
Location : London Year : 1786 - 88
Plates : Vol 1 - 23/23, Vol 2 - 24/24
Estimate
Rs. 18,00,000 - 24,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 20,49,300

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Marbled boards bound by a tan leather spine. The spine has the title embossed in gold. Each plate has a description on the facing page in English and French. This book contains one of the first printed depiction of the Taj Mahal. All the prints are based on the drawings made by Hodges during his travels from 1780 to 1783.

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.