Two colour lithographs depicting Mecca and Medina India, circa 1910
with identifying inscriptions in Arabic, maker's stamp lower left, framed 255 x 340 mm.(2)
These prints were produced at the Ravi Varma press in Karla-Lonavia (Malabar), circa 1910. It was the first of many lithographic presses which were established in India at the end of the 19th Century. See Castelli, E., and Aprile, G., Divine Lithography, New Delhi 2005, p. 34 and passim. The prints were marketed by Anant Shivaji Desai in the Moti Bazar, Bombay, as mentioned in the inscriptions at the foot of the images (op. cit. p. 157).