Rare Books

VIEWS IN INDIA: SAINT HELENA & CAR NICOBAR

Lot No
4
Description
By Major John Luard

Publisher : Mr. C. Hullmandel; Maguire, Lemercie & Co and Graf & Soret
Location : London
Year : c.1833
No of Plates : 60
Estimate
Rs. 4,50,000 - 5,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 8,05,000

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Half leather bound all gilt edges along with marble pastedowns at the front and back. Plates with tissue guards and having a descriptive text for each plate.

Major John Luard had a distinguished military career, serving both as a Lieutenant at Waterloo and as a Captain at Bhurtpore in 1825. He also possessed considerable artistic talent as did the rest of his family.

For this volume, Major Luard drew the illustrations on stone himself due to the expensive cost of line engraving. It contains numerous illustrations of the Taj Mahal, the city of Delhi during the British Raj, as well as the people and the culture of India.

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.