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Vue Prise a Calcutta [bridge at Tolly's Nullah]

Vue Prise a Calcutta [bridge at Tolly's Nullah]

Lithographer: Bichebois, Louis-Philippe-Alphonse (1801-50)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1846

Shelfmark: P864

Item number: 864

Length: 18

Width: 30.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Lithograph of the new bridge over Tolly's Nullah at Calcutta by L.P.A. Bichebois after an original drawing by B. Lauvergne. Plate 88 of Auguste Nicholas Vaillant's 'Voyage autour du Monde ... 1836 et 1837... sur la Bonite' published in Paris and London between 1840-52. Colonel William Tolly wanted to create a functioning canal in the city by enlarging the dried-up bed of the Kidderpore Creek, to facilitate the passage of ships from the river Hooghly to the delta in the east. Completed in 1777, the 17-mile long canal was popularly known as Tolly's Nulla. A nulla is a watercourse.

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