Views of India. A collection of 142 glass plate negatives of Indian views, [India: c.1900-1910]:

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Views of India.
A collection of 142 glass plate negatives of Indian views, [India: c.1900-1910]:

Sold for US$ 2,550 inc. premium
Views of India.
A collection of 142 glass plate negatives of Indian views, [India: c.1900-1910]:
1. Panorama of Mumbai, India.
Five glass plate negatives forming a photographic Panorama of the Back Bay coastline, looking from the eastern end of Chowpatty Beach west towards the Malabar Hill, taking in the boats and people on the beach and the businesses and houses below Malabar Hill, each glass plate 120 x 160 mm, forming a panorama 120 x 800 mm, [India: c.1910]; WITH: 3 other glass plate negative views of seascapes and coastlines near Mumbai (8).

2. Delhi and surrounding area: 47 glass plate negatives of Delhi and the surrounding areas, 22 measuring 60 x 85 mm, and 25 120 x 160 mm, [India, c.1910]. Including 6 larger sized views of the Qutab Minar, 5 of the Delhi Fort, and a selection of views of Jummna, Lady Hardinge's Hospital, and the Metcalf House, amongst other buildings. (47)

3. Lucknow and Benares: 16 glass plate negatives of the sights of Lucknow and Benares, 6 measuring 90 x 140 mm, and 10 at 120 x 160 mm. Including fine views of the Qaisar Bagh Complex, Chatramanjil, and views of the Hindu college in Benares. (16)

4. The Ganges, Hardiwar: 39 glass plate negatives of the Ganges, Hardiwar, and the Caves of Ellora and Elephanta, 120 x 160 mm.(39)

5. The Temples in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, Southern India: 15 glass plate negatives of the Temple Complex of Kanchipuram, 120 x 160 mm; together with 17 glass plate negatives of other Temples and Palaces of India, 120 x 160 mm. (32)

An attractive and rare collection of glass plate negatives including town views of Mumbai, Delhi, and Lucknow, and various Temples and Temple complexes in Southern and Eastern India, presumably purchased by a traveler in India in the early 20th century. The collection has some light abrasions to the surfaces of the glass plates, some are housed in their original boxes, with the original manuscript lists of their contents, in English.
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Views of India. A collection of 142 glass plate negatives of Indian views, [India: c.1900-1910]:
Views of India. A collection of 142 glass plate negatives of Indian views, [India: c.1900-1910]:
Views of India. A collection of 142 glass plate negatives of Indian views, [India: c.1900-1910]:
Views of India. A collection of 142 glass plate negatives of Indian views, [India: c.1900-1910]:
Views of India. A collection of 142 glass plate negatives of Indian views, [India: c.1900-1910]:
Views of India. A collection of 142 glass plate negatives of Indian views, [India: c.1900-1910]:
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