ROBERTSON (ARCHIBALD), WILLIAM JOHNSON, WILLIAM HENDERSON and others A composite volume comprising 60 images from several series illustrating temples, churches and mosques of Western India
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ROBERTSON (ARCHIBALD), WILLIAM JOHNSON, WILLIAM HENDERSON and others A composite volume comprising sixty images from several series illustrating temples, churches and mosques of Western India
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ROBERTSON (ARCHIBALD), WILLIAM JOHNSON, WILLIAM HENDERSON and others
A composite volume comprising sixty images from several series illustrating temples, churches and mosques of Western India, albumen prints, many with facing letterpress, images approximately 170 x 215mm., loose within contemporary red half morocco, rubbed, spine lettered "Photographs-Temples and Antiquities Western India-Cave Temples", 4to, 1860s

Footnotes

  • Other identified photographers are: H. Hinton, of Hornby Row Academy; H.D. Rae; A.Z; J.N.S; A.N.S.

    Some images face printed text with sequence numbers, in a few cases a manuscript description is substituted, others are captioned on the mount, and the Karla Caves series are only numbered in pencil. Contents comprise: Bombay (6, including temples at Amarnath near Kaylan, Walakeshwar, Dhakaleshwar at Breach-Candy and the Jooma Musjib); Ahmadabad (7, including Madjid of Alimpura, Gambaj of Ganj Bakshi, Masjid of Dada Harir, Jaffir Ali Khan's Musjeed, The Mosque of Rani Sipra, Sluice gate of the Kun kun Talao); Kaira (2 Mausoleum on the River Wutrak; Mausoleum on the River Matrak); Mahabaleshwar (3, general view, Temple of Atibaleshwar, Pancha-Ganga); Ellichpoor (2, Falls and Temples); Gokak, Temple; Surat (4, Dutch Tomb; Oldest English tomb; English Burial Ground; Tomb of the Miilla of the Boras); Ghorabunder (2); Bassein (7, Eastern Gateway; Ruined Tower; Temple of Mahdeo; Church of St, Paul; Church of St Francis Xavier); Goa (2, Church of Bom Jesus; Convent of the Augustinians); Elephanta (7); Caves of Kanheri in Salsette (5); Ellora (4).

    In addition the volume contains the separately-printed text: The Caves of Karla Illustrated: In a Series of Photographs, by W. Johnson, M.I.P.S. with Descriptive and Historical Remarks on the Buddhist Excavations of Western India, by John Wilson, title and 6 leaves, Bombay, Printed at the "Exchange Press" Fort, 1861, with the 8 photographs described (7 bound later in the volume).
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