Date: 1852 (published) London
Dimensions: 12.2 x 16 inches (31 x 40.5 cm)
This steel plate engraving displays the locations of individual structures throughout the city of Calcutta. A legend includes extensive listing identifying important public buildings, churches, and chapels. Three insets at the bottom depict the Writers Buildings (with a monument, bullock cart, and water carrier in foreground); Government House (with local inhabitants, cows, and herons in foreground); Esplanade Row, with the river, sailing ships, Government House, and palanquin bearers). Fort William is indicated in pink, Esplanade in green, Hoogly River and pools of water in blue.
Condition: Excellent condition on flawless paper with original coloring.
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