Lithographs

The Jahaz Mahal, Mandu

This engraving from the book The Ruins of Mandoo: The Ancient Mahommedan Capital of Malwah in Central India, 1859 illustrates features of Mandu in western Madhya Pradesh, an ancient city of historical and architectural significance. The beautiful fortress town can be dated back to the 6th century, since when it has continually been the site… Read more »

The Delhi Gate, Mandu

This engraving from the book The Ruins of Mandoo: The Ancient Mahommedan Capital of Malwah in Central India, 1859 illustrates features of Mandu in western Madhya Pradesh, an ancient city of historical and architectural significance. The beautiful fortress town can be dated back to the 6th century, since when it has continually been the site… Read more »

The Marble Mausoleum of the Sultan Hoossain Shah Ghuree

This engraving from the book The Ruins of Mandoo: The Ancient Mahommedan Capital of Malwah in Central India, 1859 illustrates features of Mandu in western Madhya Pradesh, an ancient city of historical and architectural significance. The beautiful fortress town can be dated back to the 6th century, since when it has continually been the site… Read more »

Front View of the Ruined Mosque, the Jumah Musjid

This engraving from the book The Ruins of Mandoo: The Ancient Mahommedan Capital of Malwah in Central India, 1859 illustrates features of Mandu in western Madhya Pradesh, an ancient city of historical and architectural significance. The beautiful fortress town can be dated back to the 6th century, since when it has continually been the site… Read more »

The Campaign in India, 1857-58

The Campaign in India 1857-58 rare book comes from Captain George Franklin Atkinson (1822–1859), the famous author of Curry and Rice, and is illustrated with forty plates. Atkinson was a Captain of the Bengal Engineers, part of the British Indian Army stationed in the Bengal Presidency. The book illustrates the British response to the Uprising… Read more »

Means of Transport and Music and Dance

This print is from Auguste Racinet’s “Le Costume Historique,” (Paris, circa 1880).  Auguste Racinet’s ‘Le Costume Historique’, published in France between 1876 and 1888, was the most extensive costume study ever attempted for its time. The six-volume work is highly peculiar in its details and attempts to cover the history of style from around the world,… Read more »