Vue Prise a Calcutta.
Paris, Arthus-Bertrand éditeur. London. Ackermann et Co. 96 Strand. [n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph with large margins. Sheet size: 325 x 490mm (12¾ x 19¼").
Plate 88 of Auguste Nicholas Vaillant's 'Voyage autour du Monde [...] 1836 et 1837[...] sur la Bonite' published in Paris and London between 1840-52, engraved by L.P.A. Bichebois after an original drawing by B. Lauvergne. A view of the new bridge over Tolly's Nullah at Calcutta, India. Colonel William Tolly wanted to create a functioning canal in the city by enlarging the dried-up bed of the Kidderpore Creek, to facilitate the passage of ships from the river Hooghly to the delta in the east. Completed in 1777, the 17-mile long canal was popularly known as Tolly's Nulla. A nulla is a watercourse.
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