[Plate 3: A General View of Ootacamund.] [&] [Plate 4: A view taken in the Commandant's Garden.]
[London: Published August 16, 1837, by Robt. Havell, 77, Oxford Street.]
Pair. Aquatint. Printed in colour, finished by hand. Extremely fine colour. Sheet size: 395 x 530mm (15¼ x 21") each. Some surface damage to 'Ootacamund'. Damage to upper and lower left corners of sheet. Light horizontal stain along upper edge of 'Commandent's Garden'. Trimmed as normal to image.
Two views after the illustrations of Captain Richard Barron, engraved and published by Robert Havell in 'Views in India, Chiefly Among the Neelgherry Hills'. The first shows Utakamund (formerly Ootacamund or Ooty), the main city in the Nilgiri Hills, with figures guiding cattle in the foreground and the town in the hills in the distance. It is situated in an open valley in the centre of the hills and known for its botanical gardens. The second includes C.M. Lushington's House and Kelsoe Land’. Captain Richard Barron served as the A.D.C. to the Governor of Madras. The quality of the colouring of this series is so high that the plates are often mistaken for watercolours.
Abbey. 459, 3 & 4.
[Ref: 38093] £1,250.00