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A Ruin on the Banks of the Jumna, Above the City of Delhi

Engraved by W. Taylor, Drawn by W. Purser and Sketched by Capt. R. Elliot,
London: Fisher Son & Co., 1833. Steel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.


View Near Deobun

Engraved by J. Redaway, Drawn by C. Stanfield and Sketched by G.F. White.

London: Fisher Son, and Jackson, 1840. Steel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.


Falls near the Source of The Jumna, Mountains of Himalayas

Engraved by J. Cousen, Drawn by J.M.W. Turner and Sketched by G.F. White.

London: Fisher Son & Co., 1842. Steel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.


A Ruin on the Banks of the Jumna, Above the City of Delhi

Sketched by Capt. R. Elliot.

Steeel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.


The Mosque, and the scenery about it is on the west bank of the Jumna, a short distance without the walls, at the upper part of the modern city of Delhi. The east side of the Jumna at Delhi is low, and almost totally without buildings, or interest of any kind; and the best of the river scenery, on the shore that the city occupies, cannot be compared with the beautiful banks of the same stream, where it pursues its noble course among the princely buildings and stately ruins of Agra. Still there is something very grand in the appearance of Delhi, as viewed from the opposite side of the Jumna.


Scene at Colgong on the Ganges

Engraved by E. Goodall, Drawn by G.F. White and Sketched by J.M.W. Turner.

Steel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.


Front View of the Kylas, Cave of Ellora

Engraved by R. Sands, Drawn by S. Prout and Sketched by Capt. R. Elliot.

London: The London Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 1860. Steel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.


Amongst the numerous astonishing works of art left to excite posterity, the Temple of Kailash which has been justly termed the paradise of the gods, must be considered the most extraordinary, even in a land of wonders. It forms one of the most numerous excavations of the far-famed Ellora. This mountain range, beautiful in itself, watered by a fine stream, which descends in broad cascades from ledge to ledge of the rugged eminences, is wrought into temples and palaces, partly subterranean and partly isolated, formed of the living rock, and decked with a redundance of ornament, which utterly defies description. Kailash is the finest and most perfect of the excavated temples of Ellora; the approach to it is more beautiful and it is more highly-finished than those in its neighborhood. The central building, whose representation is given in the Plate, rises in the midst of a wide area, all scooped and cut from a solid rock. From the hill-side it exhibits a very fine front.



Jerdair, A Hill Village, Gurwall

Engraved by T. Higham and Drawn by D. Cox.

London: The London Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 1860. Steel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.


The small and obscure village of Jerdair stands upon a mountain slope in the province of Garhwal in the mountain state of Uttarkhand. It is an exceedingly hilly or rather mountainous tract, difficult of cultivation; yet parts of it are particularly fertile though thinly peopled. The sides of many of the hills exhibit a succession of terraces of very solid construction; and upon the surfaces thus produced, the water necessary for the cultivation of rice is retained. Several branches of the Ganges flow through the valleys of this highly picturesque country, which is regarded with peculiar veneration by the Hindus in consequence of its containing the holy ground from which the infant waters of the true Ganges issue into open light. The adjoining plate shows the quaint houses with sloping red tiled roofs and one rather meager dwelling on the left. In the backdrop the mountains appear quite bare and desolate; and in the foreground some village folks are seen chatting amiably.


Mohuna, Near Deobun

Engraved by W.J. Cook and Drawn by H. Melville.

London: The London Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 1858. Steel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.


The village of Mohuna is situated upon a high ridge in the secondary Himalaya, stretching between the Tonse and the Jumna, which, at this place, is called Deobun, and gives its name to & tract lying to the north-westward of Landour. The ridge itself is characterised by many of the beauties peculiar to these mountain streams, and presents a succession of rugged rocks piled grandly upon each other, entwined with lichens and creepers of every kind and hue, and affording, at intervals, large clefts, whence spring the giant wonders of the soil-magnificent trees of immemse growth and redundant foliage.
The lofty, precipitous, and almost inaccessible rocks above the village, are the favourite haunts of the musk-deer, a denizen of these mountains, and highly prized by hunters, who recklessly scale the apparently insurmountable crags, and risk life and limb to secure this scarce and much-coveted species of game. English sportsmen in the hills often obtain a fair shot at the animal; but the natives have another and surer method of securing the prize. No sooner is a musk-deer espied, than the people of the nearest village are informed of the fact, and the whole population being interested in the intelligence, it is conveyed with extraordinary celerity through the hills. The country being thus up, a cordon is formed round the destined victim; heights are climbed that appear to be perfectly impracticable; and men are to be seen perched like eagles upon the steepest points and pinnacles. The moment that the whole party have taken up their position, the assault is commenced by hurling down large fragments of stone; and presently, the shouts and cries of the hunters so bewilder the affrighted animal, that he knows not where to run. Meantime he is wounded-the ring closes round him-he seeks in vain for some opening, and, in the desperation of his terror, would plunge down the first abyss; but there, also, he is met by horrid shouts; while, struck to the earth by some overpowering blow, he sinks to rise no mote. The musk-deer are seldom met with lower than 8,000 feet above the level of the sea; and every attempt to keep them alive in a state of captivity has failed.
The natives of these districts are generally good natured and obliging, and may be easily managed by kindness: the women are particularly attentive to the Europeans who wander among the mountains, and are said to manifest a very amiable consideration for their comforts.



Village of Naree

Engraved by M.J. Starling, Drawn by G.F. White and Sketched by C. Bentley.

London: The London Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 1860. Steel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.




Bombay Harbour In the Monsoon

Engraved by E. Goodall and Drawn by Clarkson Stanfield.

London: The London Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 1860. Steel Engraving, Size: 260x200 mm.

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