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Travels in India, During the Years 1780, 1781, 1782 & 1783

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First Edition, Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 4to, contemporary marbled boards backed in calf, blind rolls on calf edges. Spine with five blind bands. Rare hand-colored, complete first edition of the travel accounts of William Hodges with 14 engraved and hand-colored plates with vivid and bright unmarked images, index of plates and a large folding map (630 x 485 mm) showing parts of Bengal, Bahar and other provinces along the course of the Ganges. William Hodges, appointed by Warren Hastings-the governor general of the East India Company, was the first professional European landscape painter and famously accompanied Captain Cook on his Second voyage to the Pacific. He is most notably remembered for publishing a remarkable set of 48 paintings titled ‘Select Views in India’ in 1786

Bibliographic Details

Title: Travels in India, During the Years 1780, 1781, 1782 & 1783

Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, London, 1793

Publication Date: 1793

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition


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