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Creator:
Hodges, William, 1744-1797, illustrator, engraver.
Title(s):

Choix de vues de l'Inde : dessinées sur les lieux, pendant les années 1780, 1781, 1782, et 1783 / et exécutées en aqua tinta, par W. Hodges ... = Select views in India, drawn on the spot, in the years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783, and executed in aqua tinta by William Hodges, R.A.

Additional Title(s):

Select views in India

Published/Created:
London : Printed for the author, sold by J. Edwards, no. 78, Pall Mall, [1788]
Physical Description:
[44] leaves, [49] leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 60 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
T 416 (Folio B) Copy 1
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T 416A (Folio B) Copy 2
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T 416.1 (Folio B)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
The plates have varying dates, from 1785 to 1788.
"Originally published uncoloured in twelve parts at £1. 10s. each part ..."--Abbey.
The letterpress leaves include French and English in parallel columns. The plates are captioned in English.
The plates include one map: "A map of part of the River Ganges, Jumna, Goomty and Gogra, with the names of the several places from whence the views where taken in this work. Copied by permission of Major Rennall [i.e. Rennell] from his most valuable map."
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 416
Prideaux, pages 247-248
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790 to 1860, no. 264
BAC: The British Art Center T 416 copy is the Abbey copy. Hand-colored. Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco. Armorial bookplates of J.R. Abbey and Jas. R. Hoffman.
BAC: The British Art Center T 416A copy is hand-colored. Bound in contemporary marbled boards.
BAC: The British Art Center T 416.1 copy is uncolored; 23 of the 48 aquatint plates are proofs before letters. Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf. With an unidentified armorial bookplate ("Semper in Bona Causa Paratus").
The first substantial series of printed views of India, including the first printed depiction of the Taj Mahal.
Subject Terms:
Edwards, J. -- Bookseller.
Hoffman, James R. -- Bookplate.
India -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800
India -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1788.
Maps
Contributors:
Rennell, James, 1742-1830, cartographer.
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  • A View of Part of the City of Oud
  • A View of the North End of Chunar Gur
  • A View of the So. West Side, of Chunar Gur
  • A View of the Gate of the Caravan Serai, at Raje Mahel
  • A View of the Fort of Gwalior, from N.W.
  • A View of the South Side of the Fort of Gwalior
  • A View of the Ruins of a Palace at Gazipoor on the River Ganges
  • A View of Tombs at Gazipoor
  • A View of part of the Fort of Lutteefpoor
  • A view of the Fort of Bidjegur
  • A View of the Ruins of part of the Palace and Mosque at Fully poor Sicri
  • A View of the Mosque at Futtipoor Sicri
  • A View of a Musjd, i.e. Tomb at Jionpoor
  • A View of a Mosque, at Rajemahel
  • A View of the Fort of Agra, on the River Jumna
  • A View of a Farm-Yard in the Kingdom of Bengal
  • A View of a Mosque, at Mounheer
  • A View of the Mosque, at Mounheer, from the S.E.
  • A View of a Mosque, at Chunar Gur
  • A View of the Fort of Allahabad
  • A View of part of the City of Benares, upon the Ganges
  • A View of the Pagodas at Deogur
  • A View of the Great Pagoda at Tanjore
  • A View of the Bridge, over Oodooanulla
  • A View of a Hill Village in the District of Baugelepoor
  • A View of the Gaut at Etawa, on the Banks of the River Jumna
  • A View of the Ravines at Etawa
  • A View of Chinsura the Dutch Settlement in Bengal
  • A View of the Fort Mongheer, upon the banks of the River Ganges
  • The East End of the Fort of Mongheer
  • A Mosque at Gazipoor
  • A View of an Insulated Rock, in the River Ganges, at Jangerah
  • A View of the Fort of Iionpoor upon the Banks of the River Goomty
  • A View of part of the Ruins of City of Agra
  • A View of a mausoleum at Etmadpoor
  • A View of part of the Palace of the late Nabob Suja ul Dowla at Fizabad
  • A View of the part of the Tomb of the Emperor Akbar at Secundru
  • A View of Tombs at Secundru near Agra
  • A View of the Cutterá built by Jaffier Cawn at Muxadavad
  • A View of Firozeabad
  • A View of Shekoabad
  • A View of the Fort of Peteter
  • A View of the City of Benares
  • A View of the Pass of Sicri Gully
  • A View in the Jungle Ferry [i.e. Terry]
  • A View of a Hindoo Monument.

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