A View within the Fort of Monghyr.
London, Published by William Miller, Albermarle Street, Jan.y 1st 1809.
Fine coloured aquatint. 580 x 650mm 23 x 25½", on thick paper watermarked 'J. Whatman 1805'. Very slight worming within plate repaired, slight stain on right top outside image..
A fine aquatint view of the fort of Munger in Bihar, India, with the shrine of Shah Nafah erected in 1497 by Prince Daniyal, son of Ala al-Din Husain of Bengal. From Salt's monumental series of Oriental scenery, 'Twenty-Four Views in St. Helena, The Cape, India, Ceylon, The Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt'. Salt (1780-1827) accompanied Lord Valentia on a diplomatic mission to counteract Napoleon's efforts in Egypt. view of the old palace buildings within the fort along the riverside at Monghyr (Bihar). The fort at Monghyr was occupied by Nawab Mir Kasim of Bengal and a principal defence point during the battle at Udhua Nullah when he was defeated by Major Adams in 1763. In the foreground the shrine of Shah Nafah erected in 1497 by Prince Daniyal, son of Ala al-Din Husain of Bengal, with Muslim graves around it.
Abbey Travel: 515.
[Ref: 20025] £850.00