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Lieutenant Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest
A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges And Jumna in India

LIEUTENANT COLONEL CHARLES RAMUS FORREST, A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India: Consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views, a map, and vignettes, from original drawings made on the spot; with illustrations, historical and descriptive by Lieutenant-Colonel Forrest, late on the staff of His Majesty's service in Bengal, London: R Ackermann, 1824

iv; title page with hand-coloured aquatint vignette on title; folding engraved map, 192 pages including 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Thomas Sutherland and G Hunt after Forrest (plate no.3 is a photocopy); hand-coloured aquatint vignette at end of the text
Contemporary leather bound with blind-tooled floral pattern at the front and back boards along with gilt title on the front board and at the spine with 5 raised bands
37 x 30 x 4 cm


1. Vignette title page - Tomb at Jeswunthnagarh, on the Jumna river.
2. Hindoo Pagodas below Barrackpore on the Ganges.
3. Hindoo Village on the Ganges near Ambooah. [Photocopy]
4. Ghaut of Cutwa on the Ganges.
5. Part of the City of Moorshedabad, ancient capital of Bengal.
6. Mountains of Rajemahal.
7. The Motee Girna, or Falls in the Rajemahal Hills.
8. The Rock of Colgong and part of the village.
9. Ancient Tomb at the confluence of the Boglipore Nulla and the Ganges.
10. A Village on the Ganges above Boglipore.
11. The Fakeer's Rock at Janguira near Sultanguni.
12. Village and Pagoda below Patna Azimabad on the Ganges.
13. Hindoo Ghaut on the Ganges below Benares.
14. City of Benares from the Ganges.
15. Sacred Tank and Pagoda near Benares.
16. Mahomedan Mosque and Tomb near Benares.
17. The Indian Fort of Chunargurh on the Ganges.
18. Raj Ghaut and Fort of Allahabad, at the confluence of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers.
19. Tombs of Etaya in the Dooab on the Jumna River.
20. Surseya Ghaut, Khanpore.
21. City of Lucknow, Capital of Province of Oude on the Goomty River.
22. Palace of the King of Delhi, taken from the principal Mosque.
23. The Cuttus Minar in the Ruins of Ancient Delhi.
24. Grand Gateway and Tomb of the Emperor Acber at Secundra.
25. The Taje Mahal, Tomb of the Emperor Shah Jehan and his Queen.
26. Sicre Gully Pass between Bengal and Bahar. (Small vignette view below the last page of text.)

Reference: Abbey 'Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860', 441

  Lot 86 of 101  

15-16 JANUARY 2020


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