SOLVYNS, Frans Balthzar.
A Collection of Two Hundred and Fifty Coloured Etchings . Descriptive of the Manners, Customs and Dress of the Hindoos.

Published
Calcutta: 1799.
References
Abbey Travel 421; Colas 2763; Hardie, p.132; Hardgrave 'Portrait of the Hindus' pp.37-45; Godrej & Rohatgi 'Scenic Splendours', pp.31-32; 'India Observed', p.68; Bobins supplementary list 08/14.
Plates
250
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$25,001-100,000
Ref
5558

Folio, contemporary Indian morocco, 12 sections in one; etched title, 12 etched sectional tiles each mounted onto larger sheets within pen and ink borders as issued. 250 engraved plates (11 double page and 239 others), captions in MS on facing pages. Provenance: Sir Robert Chambers (1737-1803).

Coloured plates in order:

Section 1. Hindoo Casts with their respective professions.

1. A Srottery, Brahmun.
2. A Kanoge, Brahmun.
3. A Drawer, Brahmun.
4. A Brijbasi, Brahmun.
5. A Ooria Brahmun.
6. A Khuttry.
7. A Byce.
8. A Soodder.
9. A Sic.
10. A Sudgope.
11. A Byde.
12. A Causto.
13. A Dybuck.
14. An Augree.
15. A Beraye.
16. A Coomhar.
17. A Nauy.
18. A Mauly.
19. A Chassa-Kybert.
20. An Auheer.
21. A Sunkaury.
22. A Cansaury.
23. A Kumaur.
24. A Tilly.
25. An Ooria, Bearer.
26. A Rowanny, Bearer.
27. A Doolee - A Bearer.
28. A Jellee - A Bearer.
29. A Bowry.
30. A Myra.
31. A Gund-Bunnya.
32. A Kapauly.
33. A Sonaur-Bannya.
34. A Tamooly.
35. A Chooter.
36. A Gwalla.
37. A Chunhaury.
38. A Koalhoo.
39. A Tauntee.
40. A B'haut.
41. A Hulwye.
42. A Joogee.
43. A Doam.
44. A Chassa-Doba.
45. A Dandy.
46. A Boyty.
47. A Seuly.
48. A Doby.
49. A Soonree.
50. A Rajpoot.
51. A Rauwut.
52. A Brijbasi.
53. A Maul.
54. A Buddee-A.
55. A Poad.
56. A Baugdy.
57. A Jellee-A.
58. A Nikaury.
59. A Moochee.
60. An Haury.
61. A Pukmar.
62. A Kaun.
63. A Puttoo-A.
64. A Shikaury.
65. A Moorda-Sho.
66. A Kawra.

Section 2. Servants employed in the domestic concerns of European Families...

67. European Buildings (double page.)
68. A Bannyan.
69. A Sercar.
70. A Jammadar.
71. A Choabdar.
72. A Soonta-Burdar.
73. A Khaunsamaun.
74. A Lidmudgar.
75. A Serdar, Bearer.
76. A Durwan.
77. A Kherch Burdar.
78. A B'heesty.
79. An Hooka-Burdar.
80. A Doby.
81. A Chowry Burdar.
82. A Mukkun-Wolla.
83. A Rooty-Wolla.
84. A Durzee.
85. A Baulber.
86. An Hajaum.
87. An Hircara.
88. A Peada.
89. A Clashy.
90. A Coachman.
91. A Syce.
92. A Gassyara.
93. A Mushauljee.
94. A Bawerchee.
95. An Aubdar.
96. A Cora-Burdar.
97. A Dooreea.
98. A Chokeedar.
99. An Aya.
100. A Dye.
101. A Matranny.
102. A Mater.

Section 3. Dresses of the Hindoo Men.

103. Bengallee Buildings (double page.)
104. A Man of Distinction.
105. A Man of Inferior Rank.
106. A Man of Low Rnk.
107. A Courti.
108. A Bauluk.
109. A Behleea.
110. Seepoys.
111. A Brijbasi.

Section 4. Dresses of Hindoo Women.

112. A Nautch (double page.)
113. A Woman of Distinction.
114. A Woman of Inferior Rank.
115. A Woman of Low Rank.
116. A Gwallin.
117. A Ramjunny.
118. A Hedgra.
119. A Polye.
120. An Agoree.

Section 5. Vehicles, Horses and Bullocks as practised by the Natives.

121. Elephants & Camels (double page.)
122. A Ruth.
123. A Gary.
124. An Ekka.
125. A Rehroo.
126. An Hackery.
127. A Ladoo Byle.
128. A Horse Richly Caparisoned.
129. A Tattoo.

Section 6. Palaquins.

130. A Public Road (double page.)
131. A Chowpaula Palkee.
132. A J'halledar Palkee.
133. A Mianna Palkee.
134. A Long Palkee.
135. A Bocho Palkee.
136. A Short Palkee.
137. A Mohafa.
138. A Dooly.

Section 7. Faquirs.

139. Calle Gaut (double page.)
140. A Purrim, Hungse.
141. A Dundee.
142. A Ramanundy.
143. A Bermcharry.
144. An Abd'Hoot.
145. A Soonassey.
146. A Veishnub.
147. A Naunuck, Punthy.
148. A Nauga.
149. An Ooddoobahoo.

Section 8. Pleasure Boats.

150. A Bhore (double page.)
151. A Pinnace.
152. A Feal Chara.
153. A Budgerow.
154. A Moorpunkee.
155. A Baawalee-A.
156. A Pansway.
157. A Jellee-A, Dingee.
158. A Dingee.
159. A Khela, Dingee.
160. A Gunga.
161. A Tow Boat.
162. A Muga Chara.
163. A Gudwaree.

Section 9. Boats of Lading.

164. A North-Wester (double page.)
165. A Grab.
166. A Brig.
167. A Sloop.
168. A Dony.
169. A Pettooa.
170. A Burr.
171. A Pataily.
172. A Kautry.
173. An Ek-Gachee.
174. A Siringee.
175. A Bangles.
176. A Wolack.
177. An Hola.
178. A Balaum.
179. A Pulwar.
180. A Kose.
181. A Iet Dingee.

Section 10. Various Modes of Smoking with the Hooka &c.

182. A View of Calcutta (double page.)
183. A Narial Hooka 1.
184. A Narial Hooka 2.
185. A Narial Hooka 3.
186. A Snake Hooka.
187. A Cullyaun Hooka.
188. A Paun.
189. A Chillum.
190. A Cheroot.
191. A Cherrock (double page.)

Section 11. Musical Instruments.

192. A Sunk and a G'unta.
193. A Chauser.
194. A Tumboora.
195. A Sittar.
196. A Saurinda.
197. A Tobri.
198. A Kuplyauss.
199. A Pennauck.
200. An Omorti.
201. A Khole.
202. A Kurtaul.
203. A Dump.
204. A Doyra.
205. A Khunjery.
206. A J'haunjree.
207. A Saringee.
208. A Tubla.
209. A D'holuk.
210. A Jultrung.
211. A Munjeera.
212. A D'hauk.
213. A Soorna.
214. A Baunk.
215. A Joorg Haje.
216. A D'hole.
217. A Kaunsy.
218. A Nagra.
219. A Kaura.
220. A Borung.
221. A Ramsinga.
222. A Tickora.
223. A Pukwauz.
224. A Jogo Jhumpo.
225. A Surmungla.
226. A Baunsree.
227. An Oorni.

Section 12. Festivals, Funerals, Ceremonies &c.

228. A View of Calcutta (double page.)
229. A Hurry Sung Kertun.
230. A Gauyin.
231. A Mohabaurut-er-Shoba.
232. A Doorga Pooja.
233. A Joolun Jatra.
234. A Raush Jatra.
235. A Rut Jatra.
236. A Chaun Jatra.
237. A Dole Jatra.
238. A Busso-Jun.
239. A J'haump.
240. A Nile.
241. A Sho Hogomon 1.
242. A Sho Hogomon 2.
243. A Sho Hogomon 3.
244. A Sho Hogomon 4.
245. A Bebaho.
246. A Mullo-Pray.
247. A J'huppaun.
248. A Samporia.
249. A School.
250. A Bazar.