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Entrance to Jeypor. 355133

Entrance to Jeypor. 355133

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 355/1(33)

Item number: 355133

Length: 25.9

Width: 36.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s, from the 'Sir Charles Aitchison Album of Views in India and Burma', part of the Dunlop Smith Collection. Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II (reigned 1700-43) to replace his former hilltop capital at Amber. It was planned to a strict geometric grid pattern with streets about 40 metres wide running from east to west; with the palace at the centre. Two artificial lakes were also created to ensure the water supply.

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