Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am
India - Travels of Russian Prince to Sikh Durbar - Voyages dans l'Inde by Prince Alexis Soltykoff. 456pp. C. 1850, With 36 finely lithographed full page plates. The 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. Prince Soltykoff visited the Sikh court of Lahore during the reign of Maharajah Sher Singh.