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Logographic Press, London 1788.
Title page, pp. i (dedication to John Motteux Esq., Chairman of the Honourable Court of Directors, for the Affairs of the Honourable United East India Company), ii-xii (introduction), large folding map 'A Map of the Country of the Sicks, specifying the residence of the several chiefs, their names, and the number of their forces', 1-30 (account of the Sikhs).
Bound together with: India Tracts: Containing a Description of The Jungleterry Districts, Their Revenues, Trade, and Government.
Half-title, title page, one leaf notes, pp. i-xii (dedication), large folding map, 1-88.
Original eighteenth century full-calf ('russia calf') with elaborately gilt-tooled spine and crimson morocco label. Armorial crest of a nobleman stamped in gilt on upper board. Original blue endpapers. 4to.
Oriental Lithographic Press. Published Calcutta 1838
Compiled from the best and most recent authorities by J.B. Tassin. Printed at the Oriental Lithographic Press, Calcutta. Scale of 32 British Miles to 1 inch.
Lithographed with hand-colour in outline; sectionalised and laid on linen. 36 x 31.5 ins.
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The inspiration for this uncharacteristic work by Millière could have been the presence of Indian troops in France during the First World War or alternatively one of the colonial exhibitions held in Paris in the inter-war period. No more than one or two hundred copies were likely to have been made.
Drypoint and coloured etching on ‘papier velin’, numbered 20 and signed in pencil. 380 x 510mm. (15 ins x 20 ins).
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