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Gantz, John, 1772–1853

Descriptive letter press to the Indian Microcosm.

Madras : Published by John Gantz & Son, Popham's Broadway, 1827.
Physical Description:
[39] p., [20] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS421 .G36 1827+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
The original watercolors for five illustrations in the present work (nos. 3, 9, 10, 12, and 13) are now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art (Department of Prints and Drawings, B1986.29 106-110).
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 445
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Lacks title page (title for this record from the complete copy in the India Office Library). Has pasted in a letter from the India Office Library to J.R. Abbey, concerning the present title. Bound in half crimson morocco. Bound in oblong format. Plate 5 bound in portrait format. Letterpress leaves bound preceding their corresponding plates. Plates are mounted within ink-ruled frames. Titles on small lithographed labels on the back of each plate, with numbering No. 1 [to 20]. From no. 11 onward the labels appear to be letterpress with figures supplied in ink by hand. 5 original watercolors transferred to BAC Prints and drawings (B1986.29 106-110).
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- India -- 19th century.
India -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
John Gantz & Son -- Publisher.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1827.
IIIF Manifest:

  • The Puckally
  • The travellers
  • The Pickottah
  • The Masula boats
  • The Hackerry --The Toddymen
  • The catamarans
  • The rice beaters
  • The oil mill
  • The Palankeen bearers
  • The Cawry man
  • Building and mending Masula boats
  • The basket makers
  • The musicians
  • The corn grinders
  • The butchers
  • The black-smith
  • The carpenters
  • Bazars
  • The water women.

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