FRASER, James.
Views of Calcutta and its environs...

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Rodwell & Martin, London 1824-1826.
Rideaux p. 336; Abbey Travel 494; not in Tooley; Archer p. 8; Bobins 249.

Folio, 24 hand coloured aquatint plates by Havell, Lewis and Fielding, after Fraser. Mid nineteenth century half morocco over marbled boards, elaborate gilt spine to a Romantic design, and gilt in compartments, original wrappers bound in. The work was begun by Rodwell and Martin, but apparently extended and finished by Smith, Elder. Published in eight parts, with three plates to each part. The present work was produced after his book of Himalaya views, from sketches which he brought back to England. Fraser was a Scottish traveller, author and artist who illustrated and wrote about Asia Minor and India. Fraser's illustrations represent some of best and earliest picturesque views of India.

Colour plates in order:

Part I.

1. A View of Chandpal Ghat.
2. A View of Esplanade Row, from the Chouringhee Road.
3. A View of Government House, from the Eastward.

Part II.

4. A View of the Botanic Garden House and Reach.
5. A View of Esplanade Row, from the Reservoir at Chandpal Ghat.
6. A View of Writers Buildings, from the Monument at the West End.

Part III.

7. A View of the opposite of Sulkhea Side, from the Respondentia Walk with a North-wester coming on.
8. A View of Tank Square, from the West.
9. A View of Government House, from the Court House Street, taken from the House of Johnson & Co.

Part IV.

10. A View of Barrackpore House, with the Reach of the River.
11. A View of the Town Hall.
12. A View of the Scotch Church, from the Gate of Tank Square.

Part V.

13. View of St. Andrew's Church, from Mission Row.
14. View of Court House Street, from near the South Eastern Gate of Government House.
15. View of Calcutta from the Glacis of Fort William.

Part VI.

16. A View of the Loll Bazaar, from opposite the House of John Palmer Esq.
17. View of the Loll Bazaar and Portuguese Chapel, from the Circular Road.
18. A View of the River, Shipping and Town, from near Smiths Dock.

Part VII.

19. View of St. John's Cathedral.
20. A View of Calcutta from a Point opposite to
21. A View of Serampore, from the Park at Barrackpore.

Part VIII.

22. A View of the West Side of Tank Square.
23. A View of the Black Pagoda, on the Chitpore Road.
24. A View in the Bazaar, leading to the Chitpore Road.