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WOOD, William.

A series of twenty-eight panoramic views of Calcutta.

Stock Code
89401
London, William Wood, 1833
£9,000

Wood arrived in Calcutta in 1828 to assist his brother, George, who was the superintendent of the Asiatic Lithographic Press, established at Park Street in the 1820's. His series of prints presents an almost continuous panorama of buildings as viewed from the Maidan. Starting with Chandpal Ghat, they extend along Esplanade Row and then turn into Chowringhee. Several mansions appear still under construction using bamboo scaffolding; in the foreground, people tend their animals, wash their clothes or themselves in the public tanks and relax in groups, smoking their hookahs.

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Description

First edition. Folio. 28 lithograph plates, original wrapper as title, modern half calf, marbled boards, an excellent clean copy.

Bibliography

Abbey (Travel), 495.

Stock ID:89401

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