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Solvyns, Balt. (Balthazar), 1760–1824

The costume of Hindostan : elucidated by sixty coloured engravings / with descriptions in English and French, taken in the years 1798 and 1799 by Balt. Solvyns, of Calcutta.

Additional Title(s):

Costumes de l'Indostan, dessinés dans l'Inde en 1798 et 1799, et représentés en soixante planches enluminées

London : Published by Edward Orme ... 59, New Bond Street, 1807.
[London] : Printed by J. Hayes, Dartmouth-Street, Westminster
Physical Description:
[132] pages, 60 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 37 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2022 54
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Date of publication appears after manufacturer information.
Lithographed by Scott and J. Vivares, after Balt. Solvyns.
The plates were previously published in the author's A collection of two hundred and fifty coloured etchings descriptive of the manners, customs, and dresses of the Hindoos. Calcutta, 1796-99. cf. R. Colas, Bibl. générale du costume, col. 983.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 429
BAC Folio A 2022 54: The Abbey copy. Plates are hand-colored. Bound in publisher's brown paper boards; paper title label on front cover cut to the outline of a stipple engraved design of an elephant.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- India -- 18th century.
Stipple engravings.
Hand coloring.
Orme, Edward, 1775-1848, publisher.
IIIF Manifest:

Adapting the Eye: an archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-10-11 - 2011-12-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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