Rare Books

THE COSTUME OF HINDOSTAN

Lot No
12
Description
By Frans Baltasar Solvyns

Publisher : Edward Orme
Location : London
Year : 1807
No of Plates : 60 Colour
Estimate
Rs. 2,50,000 - 3,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 6,11,188

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

The book is leather bound on the spine and corners with a marble paste down on the cover. The title of the book is engraved in gold lettering on the spine. 253 pages include 60 coloured with descriptions for each plate in English and French, taken in the years 1798 and 1794. Frans Solvyns was born in Antwerp and arrived in Hindoostan in 1790. In the following years he began documenting 18th century Indian culture and traditions, which included subjects such as occupational pursuits, festivals and religious customs.

This book was first published in parts with an undated title page, with following editions in 1804 and 1807. It proved to be very popular and stayed in print for several years.

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.