View of Cambay from the South
Artist: Forbes, James
Plate forty-three from the second volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Forbes(1749-1819)was in Cambay in 1775 as part of the Maratha campaign in Gujarat, where his friend, Sir Charles Warre Malet (1752-1815)was English Resident. The context of the drawing is described here for us by Forbes himself: 'This drawing was made when the English detachment from Bombay accompanied Ragonath Row from Surat, and a tent was pitched for the reception of the Mahratta sovereign, between the city-walls and the sea, previous to his interview with the Nabob of Cambay. In the centre is the Jumma Musjid and fallen Minar.'