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View of Bombay in 1773

View of Bombay in 1773

Artist: Forbes, James

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: 455.c.7

Item number: Plate 21

Length: 23

Width: 29.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate twenty-one from the first volume of James Forbes'"Oriental Memoirs". Forbes(1749-1819)had arrived in Bombay in 1766 and spent eighteen years of his working-life in this region. 'This view contains the general face of the town towards the harbour; commencing with the Dock-yard, and including the Admiralty, Marine-House, English Church, Pier, Bunder, Castle, Dungaree Fort, or Fort George, and other conspicuous buildings, taken from the shipping opposite Bunder Pier.'

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