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[Mahatma Gandi.]
[Mahatma Gandi.]
E.M. Grossman. London 1931.
Etching, signed by the artist in pencil. 265 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼") very large margins. Slight printers' crease off image.
A head & shoulders portrait, drawn from life during Gandi's visit to London for the Round Table Conference in 1931. According to Grossman, Gandi only agreed to sit after he discovered that the artist had drawn Rabindranath Tagore, Albert Einstein and Benito Mussolini. Gandi would sit on the floor so Grossman had to work lying flat on his stomach. Monday was the day of silence, and the only way in which the two men could communicate with one another was by passing notes. In December 2018 Sotheby's sold an example of this etching signed by Gandi for £6,875.
[Ref: 51650]   £980.00  
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Nupiarum ritus, et epule in Provincia Ballagare supra Goam.
Nupiarum ritus, et epule in Provincia Ballagare supra Goam.
J.v. Linchoten [monogram]. Joann à Doete: fec.
[Amsterdam, 1596.]
Scarce engraving. 255 x 320mm (10 x 12½"). Trimmed at sides to image, laid on card, old ink mss. pagination.
A marriage procession, with musicians playing pipes and drums. Engraved by Jan van Doetechum for 'Histoire de la navigation de Jean Hugues de Linschot Hollandois', Jan Huygen van Linschoten's account of the East Indies. Known as the ''Itinerio'', this work broke the Portuguese monopoly on the trade routes to the Far East.
[Ref: 51621]   £240.00  
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Hoc Habitu, qui e Lusitanis Nobilitate aut dignitate clariores in India fere conspiciuntur per plateas obequitant.
Hoc Habitu, qui e Lusitanis Nobilitate aut dignitate clariores in India fere conspiciuntur per plateas obequitant.
J.v. Linchoten [monogram]. Joann à Doete: fec.
[Amsterdam, 1596.]
Scarce engraving. 255 x 320mm (10 x 12½"). Trimmed at sides, small loss of image top corners, laid on card, old ink mss. pagination.
A Portuguese dignitary on horseback, surrounded by servants, one of whom shelters the rider with a 'Sombreiro', a large parasol. Engraved by Jan van Doetechum for 'Histoire de la navigation de Jean Hugues de Linschot Hollandois', Jan Huygen van Linschoten's account of the East Indies. Known as the ''Itinerio'', this work broke the Portuguese monopoly on the trade routes to the Far East.
[Ref: 51620]   £240.00  
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Legati Regis Ballagatte in urbe Goa comitatus.
Legati Regis Ballagatte in urbe Goa comitatus. Die staet des Ambassateurs van den Coninck van Ballagatte binnen Goa.
J.v. Linchoten [monogram]. Joann à Doete: fec.
[Amsterdam, 1596.]
Scarce engraving. 255 x 320mm (10 x 12½"). Trimmed at sides to image, laid on card, old ink mss. pagination.
'The Ambassador of the King of Ballagatte in Goa', showing him in a sedan chair, surrounded by guards. Engraved by Jan van Doetechum for 'Histoire de la navigation de Jean Hugues de Linschot Hollandois', Jan Huygen van Linschoten's account of the East Indies. Known as the ''Itinerio'', this work broke the Portuguese monopoly on the trade routes to the Far East.
[Ref: 51619]   £320.00  
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Views of the Neilgherries, Blue Mountains of Coimbetoor, Southern India.
Views of the Neilgherries, Blue Mountains of Coimbetoor, Southern India. Dedicated to the Honorable the Court of Directors of the East India Company by their obliged and humble Servant The Author.
Drawn from Nature and on Stone by Capt.n E.A. McCurdy, 27th Regi. M.N.I. Engelman, Fraf & Coindet, Lithog.
Published by Smith, Elder & Co, 65 Cornhill [1831].
Oblong large folio, original half calf with marbled back board, lacking front board; title, pp (ii), lithographic title with vignette and four plates with large margins, all on chine collé, as called for. Scarce complete. Some spotting. Plate II & III very slight worming top left.
A very rare set of views of the Nilgiri Mountains, part of the Western Ghats in western Tamil Nadu. Because of the temperate weather and the spectacular scenery, the Nilgiri became a popular sanctuary for escaping the summer heat for the Raj British. The two pages of text contain an introduction and descriptions of the plates. A review in 'The Asiatic Journal', Volume 4 (1831), dates the publication to 1831, describing it as 'the first attempt to exhibit the grand mountain scenery of the Neilgherries to the eye of residents in Europe'.
Abbey Travel 456.
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