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View of Cambay from the South

View of Cambay from the South

Artist: Forbes, James

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: 455.c.8

Item number: Plate 43

Length: 22.3

Width: 28.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

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.'

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