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Grierson, J.

Twelve select views of the seat of war : including views taken at Rangoon, Cachar and Andaman Islands / from sketches taken on the spot by J. Grierson, Esq. ; drawn on stone by E. Billon and printed at the Asiatic Lithographic Press.

Additional Title(s):

Views of the Burmese War

Calcutta : [Asiatic Lithographic Press], 1825.
Physical Description:
[27] leaves : illustrations ; 33 x 47 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2022 55
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Lithographed throughout.
Issued by publisher in brown paper-covered boards, with vignette on front cover, incorporating wording practically illegible, but which may be: "Views on the N.E. Frontier of [Burma?], the Andaman Islands & Rangoon, drawn up on stone by E. Billon from drawings taken on the spot by G. Grierson, Calcutta, April 18."
Includes list of subscribers on leaf [2] and "Apology to subscribers" on leaf [3].
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 403
BAC Folio A 2022 55: The Abbey copy. Plates are not colored. In publisher's binding.
Subject Terms:
Andaman Islands (India) -- Pictorial works.
Anglo-Burmese War, 1st, 1824-1826 -- Pictorial works.
Cāchār (India) -- Pictorial works.
Port Cornwallis (North Andaman island) -- Pictorial works
Rangoon (Burma) -- Pictorial works.
Billon, E. (Emile), 1799-1873, lithographer.
Asiatic Lithographic Press (Calcutta, India), publisher, printer.

  • Plates: View in Cachar
  • Fort and entrenched position at Budderpore
  • The stockade at Telayn in Cachar
  • Port Cornwallis
  • Rangoon from the river
  • A pagoda near Rangoon
  • View on the road to the Great Pagoda
  • View from the late Major Canning's residence
  • View on a lake near Rangoon
  • IInd view on a lake near Rangoon
  • The Great Pagoda at Rangoon
  • The Great Pagoda from within the area.

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