Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
India and the Punjab – Travel of Russian Prince to Sikh Durbar – Voyages dans l’Inde by Prince Alexis Soltykoff. 456pp c1850, with 36 finely lithographed full page plates. These exquisite, impressing lithographs depicting people and scenes in such places as New Delhi, Madras, Ceylon, Calcutta, Lahore, the Himalayas and other places. Soltykoff visited Punjab during the reign of Maharajah Sher Singh, and his lithos includes Akalis entering Lahore Voyage on the plains of the Punjab and Maharajah Sher Singh riding on an elephant with his troops. Full contemporary gilt decorative binding, with trimmed bottom end of title page.