Lot 43
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Heber, Reginald, Lord Bishop of Calcutta

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  • '10 engraved proofs from Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India'. London: John Murray, 1827
  • Paper, ink, leather, cloth
Oblong portfolio (12 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.; 310 x 450 mm). 10 uncolored engraved plates (sheet size: 11 3/4 x 17 3/8 in.; 300 x 440mm — plate size: 8 7/16 x 10 5/8 in.; 214 x 270 mm) by F. H. Finden after drawings by Heber; some marginal spotting, one image with faint spotting ("Janghera"), some toning to edges of margins. Green cloth covered boards, green morocco label with gilt text and border to upper cover of portfolio; corners rubbed

Catalogue Note

The see of Calcutta was established in 1814, and encompassed much of the Indian subcontinent and Ceylon, along with Australia and parts of Africa. After lobbying for the position, on the 1st of June 1823, Heber was formally consecrated Bishop of Calcutta at Lambeth Palace. Shortly thereafter, he journeyed to India, where he was known for making friends with the local population, as well as the leaders of non-Anglican churches. 'Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India' chronicles Heber's travels through the country, and his impressions of the people and sights he encountered.