Thomas and William Daniel Cape Comorin, taken near Calcad aquatint, pub. Jan 1804, 48 x 64cm.
Lot 93A
Thomas Daniell, R.A. (British, 1749-1840), and William Daniell, R.A. (British, 1769-1837) Cape Comorin, Taken Near Calcad
Sold for £900 (US$ 1,408) inc. premium

Lot Details
Thomas Daniell, R.A. (British, 1749-1840), and William Daniell, R.A. (British, 1769-1837)
Cape Comorin, Taken Near Calcad
Plate 1 from the fourth set of Thomas and William Daniell's Oriental Scenery
coloured aquatint, pub. Jan 1804
48 x 64cm (18 7/8 x 25 3/16in).

Footnotes

  • "August 1792: To the southernmost point of the peninsula of India has been given the name of Cape Comorin, and this appellation navigators have transferred to the lofty mountain situated not far distant from its extremity, which is a well known and conspicuous landmark to those who navigate the eastern coast of the peninsula.

    "This view is taken in the vicinity of a small village called Calcad; it is a place of no account, but contains an Hindoo temple of considerable dimensions. Though the hills beyond that village are high, they seem almost levelled with the plain, when compared with the lofty mountain of the Cape, rising immediately behind them to the height, it is said, of 1297 yards (For this measurement the author is obliged to Lieutenant Colonel Bateson). This part of the country is in the possession of the Rajah of Travancore." (Oriental Scenery)

    An preparatory sketch for the present lot, Cape Comorin from Kalakkad. 7 August 1792 is in the collection of the India Office at the British Library.
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