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India.- Anonymous (late 19th century) Sketch of the Fort and Citadel of Beejapoor [Bijapur], manuscript plan with references below, and two sheets with 4 pp. of 'Descriptions of Buildings in Bejapoor and other objects of intrerest', pen and black ink, the map on wove paper, 365 x 325 mm. (14 3/8 x 12 3/4 in), the manuscript descriptions on laid paper with watermark date '1878', several folds and handling creases, minor spotting and surface dirt, loose, unframed, [circa 1870-80s].

⁂ The citadel and fort at Bijapur was completed by the Adilshahi Sultans in 1566. The novelist and Indian clerk Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876) described the site in 1866 as having "palaces, arches, tombs, cisterns, gateways, minarets, ...all carved from the rich basalt rock of the locality, garlanded by creepers, broken and disjointed by peepul trees, each in its turn is a gem of art and the whole a treasury."

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India.- Anonymous (late 19th century) Sketch of the

Estimate £400 - £600May 31, 2018
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature