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Creed, Henry Gordon
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, ENTITLED "PICTURESQUE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE RUINS OF BEEJAPOOR AND KOOLBURGA"
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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Creed, Henry Gordon
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, ENTITLED "PICTURESQUE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE RUINS OF BEEJAPOOR AND KOOLBURGA"
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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Creed, Henry Gordon
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, ENTITLED "PICTURESQUE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE RUINS OF BEEJAPOOR AND KOOLBURGA"
an account of a tour of Bijapur and Gulbarga, departing Ahmednagar 1 July and returning on 8 August, followed by a history of the region, including 19 fine full-page watercolours, mostly views of such sites as Bijapur citadel, Gol Gumbaz, Malik-e Maidan, Jama Masjid, and Haft Gumbaz, also including a copy of a miniature portrait of Mohammed Adil Shah with gold leaf, and 10 pages with ink and wash vignettes, 71 numbered pages with frontispiece, title page, and content page, dated 1837, small 4to, blue velvet with blue morocco gilt onlays and spine, silk endpapers, gilt edges, silver clasp, one leaf loose, upper hinge split
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Henry Gordon Creed was a Lieutenant in the Artillery for the East India Company when he undertook this tour. His purpose was to inspect a region of exceptionally rich architectural heritage, as he explains in his introductory remarks: "we have ... arranged a series of Picturesque Illustrations of that interesting capital, and added to it such short and unpretending explanations of the localities as may be expected to be found in the hurried diaries of travellers, closing the whole with our outline of the Histories of Koolburga and Beejapoor taken chiefly from the works of Mahomed Kassim Ferishta". See also lots 210 and 211.

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