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Bassein, Thana District. Front of the Fransiscan Church

Bassein, Thana District. Front of the Fransiscan Church

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1898

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/5(1563)

Item number: 1563

Length: 15.5

Width: 11.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the front of the Fransiscan Church at Bassein, Thana District of Maharshtra, taken by Henry Cousens for the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Western India 1897-98. Bassein, situated 45 km north of Bombay, is an old fortified Portuguese city which prospered from 1534 to 1739. During this period the town was inhabited by Portuguese nobles who built many churches, convents and houses. The city was in ruinous state by the time Cousens surveyed the area.

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