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A picturesque Tour along the rivers Ganges and Jumna in India: Consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views …
One large volume 4to; decorated green morocco, double fillet on the edges, gilt inner lace, gilt edges.
Provenance : armorial bookplate Georges Prideaux
A folding map "Sketch of the rivers Ganges and Jumna, from their mouth's, to their issue from the mountains", iv pp. (title with watercolor vignette, and preface), (1) f., 191 pp. 24 superb plates out of text engraved with aquatint and colored by G. Hunt and Thomas Sutherland after Forrest, one watercolor cul-de-lampe. Watermark 1824 on many leaves.
One of the most beautiful books on India. Relation of the journey from Calcutta to Delhi made in 1807 by Lieutenant-Colonel Forrest, stationed in Bengal (since 1802), along the Ganges and the Jumna, accompanied by forty men and two hundred servants. The very beautiful views that accompany the text represent the monuments, sites and villages visited: Moorshedabad, the Rajemahal mountains, Motee Girna, Colgong, Janguira, Benares, tombs, Lucknow, the palace of the king of Delhi, the Taj Mahal... Brunet II, 1345