Item #B7051 Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, from Forty Drawings Taken on the Spot by James Hunter…. James Hunter.
Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, from Forty Drawings Taken on the Spot by James Hunter…
Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, from Forty Drawings Taken on the Spot by James Hunter…
Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, from Forty Drawings Taken on the Spot by James Hunter…
Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, from Forty Drawings Taken on the Spot by James Hunter…

Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, from Forty Drawings Taken on the Spot by James Hunter…

London: Edward Orme. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1805. Edition: First Edition., Binding: Recent calf boards, rebacked in matching colour. Upper decorated with blind rolls in diced pattern and gilt motifs inside gilt and blind borders. Spine, rebacked, with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering on brown label in second compartment, remaining decorated with gilt motifs., Notes: Large oblong Folio.(405 x 525 mm).
James Hunter (1755–1792) served as a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in British India under Marquis Cornwallis. He also worked as a military artist, and the sketches exemplified in this volume illustrate various scenes of military and everyday life. Hunter took part in Tippu Sultan campaigns and other military campaigns in South India.
After Hunter’s death in 1792, Joseph C. Stadler, J. B. Harraden and H. Merke took up the work of 'aquatint etching' of the paintings on copper plates. Forty of Hunter's paintings were published in London in 1804, by Edward Orme, under the title Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore. In comparison to the work of Robert Home, Lt. R. H. Colebroke Capt. Allan, Hunter's work are associated often with Tippu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali and depicts the military and civil life of Bangalore in the late 18th century

List of Plates:
1. Seringapatam
2. Hyder Ally’s Tomb, Seringapatam
3. A Mosque at Seringapatam
4. Music Gallery at the Entrance of the Mosque, Seringapatam
5. Garden Gate, Laui, Baugh, Seringapatam
6. Hyder Ally Khan’s Own Family Tomb, at Colar
7. East View of Bangalore, with the Cypress Garden, from a Pagoda
8. North Front of Tippoo’s Palace, Bangalore
9. West Front of Tippoo’s Palace, Bangalore
10. A Street Leading to the Palace of Bangalore
11. The Square and Entrance into Tippoo’s Palace, Bangalore
12. North Entrance of Tippoo’s Palace at Bangalore
13. The Mysore Gate at Bangalore
14. The North Entrance into the Fort of Bangalore
15. The Delhi Gate of Bangalore
16. The South Entrance into the Fort of Bangalore
17. The Third Delhi Gate of Bangalore
18. A Moorish Mosque at Bangalore
19. A View of Mount St. Thomas, near Madras
20. The Royal Artillery Encampments, Arcot
21. A Pagoda at Strupermador
22. A Mosque at Strupermador
23. A View on the Road at Strupermador
24. Overflowing of the Tank, at Strupermador
25. A View of Ouscottah, from an Eadgah
26. Killader’s Tomb, Ouscottah
27. Kistnaghurry
28. East View of Kistnaghurry
29. N.W. Angle of Osar
30. South East Angle of Osar
31. North View of Shole Ghurry
32. East View of Shole Ghurry, from the Camp at Arnee
33. Durgam, the Head of the Pass into the Barrah Mauhl
34. A View in the Barrah Mauhl
35. A View from the Royal Artillery Encampment, Conjeveram
36. A View from the Royal Artillery Encampment Conditore
37. A View of Ootra Droog
38. Nabob’s Choultry & Tank, at Conjeveram
39. A House at Bankipore, the Residence of Wm. Hunter Esqr.
40. Commillah, Late the Residence of John Buller Esqr.

, Size: Large oblong Folio, Illustration: Very good example, with 40 aquatint plates. , Pages: P: Title. Blank. Dedication. Blank. 40 plates (numbered 2-41)., Category: Book Asia Central India & Ceylon / Sri Lanka;. Title worn, light cracking, neatly repaired. Plates are clean and crisp. Lacking portrait frontispiece. A very attractive example. Item #B7051

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