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A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna, in India

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Ackermann, Rudolf, Forrest, Charles Ramus, A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna, in India. London, R. Ackermann. 1824.

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Ackermann, Rudolf, Forrest, Charles Ramus, (1824) A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna, in India. London, R. Ackermann.

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Ackermann, Rudolf, Forrest, Charles Ramus, A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna, in India. London, R. Ackermann. 1824.

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This memoir chronicles a sparse population, structures shattered by time, and roving officials of the British Crown trying to comprehend the mysteries of the vast land of India with its divine dignity conversing with ruins of imposing architectural buildings. The author Lt Col. Forrest made colored drawings of ancient monuments on the spot to see the beauty of their inner form beyond what is seen by the bodily eye.

Some facts given by Forrest have become obsolete, but the work as a whole summons the readers to a journey into creativity and to selfhood. A Picturesque Tour is an engrossing account of the mediaeval period of Indian history and the storm of attacks, plunders, dreadful massacres, internecine conflicts of the princes to grab power and the daring and active spirit of the English that inspired its merchants to establish direct trade with India leading to the British Raj.

Originally published in 6 monthly parts in wrappers, both small and large paper. Another edition was published with the tile and 6pp of text on Italian, plates the same and a Spanish edition in 1827. This work was intended to be a companion to Ackerman's Tours of the Rhine and Seine.

Folio, with 24 aquatints.

iv p., 1 l., 191, [1] p. front. (fold. map) col. illus., col. plates. 35 cm.

References:

Tooley 227; Abbey Travel II 441; Bobins I 244; Colas 888; Lipperheide 1486.

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Publisher: London, R. Ackermann

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English

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Date Added: 2019-06-22

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