Albumen print. Mounted on a contemporary album leaf with titling in contemporary ink. Verso another albumen print circa 1870 titled ‘Lucknow – ruins of the Residence – the memorial’. 235mm x 190mm. (9.25 x 7.5ins).
Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, a Kachhwaha Rajput, who ruled from 1699-1744. Jaipur is the first city of India which was erected according to a plan, and is located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan.
The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. The city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets 111 ft (34 m) wide. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets.
At present, Jaipur is a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city.