DHARWAR and MYSORE MEADOWS (THOMAS TAYLOR) and JAMES FERGUSSON. Architecture in Dharwar and Mysore. Photographed, FIRST EDITION, 100 MOUNTED ALBUMEN PRINTS, 1866
Lot 273
DHARWAR and MYSORE MEADOWS (THOMAS TAYLOR) and JAMES FERGUSSON. Architecture in Dharwar and Mysore. Photographed, FIRST EDITION, 100 MOUNTED ALBUMEN PRINTS, 1866
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 41,443) inc. premium
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DHARWAR and MYSORE
MEADOWS (THOMAS TAYLOR) and JAMES FERGUSSON. Architecture in Dharwar and Mysore. Photographed by the Late Dr. Pigou, Bombay Medical Service, A.C.B. Neill Esq. and Colonel Biggs, Late of the Royal Artillery... Published for the Committee of Architectural Antiquities of Western India under the Patronage of Premchund Raichund, FIRST EDITION, 100 MOUNTED ALBUMEN PRINTS, by Pigou, Neill and Biggs (images 345 x 260mm. and smaller), titles on slips pasted-in below each image, illustrations in the text, occasional light spotting, some browning of text, contemporary half morocco, lettered in gilt on spines, slightly [Johnson P287 and B842; not in Gernsheim, Incunabula], folio, John Murray, 1866

Footnotes

  • A SCARCE COMPLETE COPY OF ONE OF THE GREAT PIONEERING WORKS OF INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY. W.H. Pigou was in the Bombay Army Medical Service in the 1850s and became a corresponding member of the Photographic Society of Bombay in 1854. After the Indian Mutiny of 1857 he was appointed by the Bombay Government to record Muslim architecture in Bijapur and Ahmedbad, replacing Colonel T. Biggs who had held the post since 1855. "Pigou died while photographing these sites, and was succeeded by A.C. Neill, of Mysore" (Johnson).
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