DARELL, Sir Harry Francis Colville.
China, India, and The Cape [of Good Hope and Vicinity].

Published
London: [Day & Sons, 1852].
References
Mendelssohn p.15; not in Abbey or Tooley; Bobins 795.
Plates
13
Binding/Size
XL=elephant folio
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5533

FIRST EDITION. Folio, 13 hand coloured tinted lithographed views, mounted on thick card, occasional light soiling, loose in neatly re-backed red morocco backed original cloth portfolio, upper cover lettered in gilt, cloth ties, bookplate of Robert & Maria Travis. Housed in a recent blue cloth portfolio, without title or plate list (not issued?) A rare series of views of India, South Africa and China. No descriptive letterpress was issued to accompany the plates.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Gateway of Aurungzebe’s Daughter’s Tomb at Aurangabad.
2. Taking of the Island of Chusan by the British, July 5th, 1840.
3. The Government House Bombay.
4. Interior of the Caves of Elephanta.
5. The Caves of Elephant.
6. Exterior Hindoo Temple.
7. Ellora Interior Soupah, Deccan.
8. Temple and Ruined Fort of Soupan, Deccan.
9. Charge on the Gwanga, Cape of Good Hope, 8th June, 1846.
10. Interview Between Col. Hare, Lieut.-Governor and the Caffir Chiefs at Blockdrift.
11. Run with the 7th Dragoon Foxhounds in Caffir Land, Cape of Good Hope.
12. The Troops Crossing the Great Fish River in Pursuit of Cafirs and Cattle.
13. Small Indian Temple.