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Panoramic view of the town from the top of the Jami Masjid, Khambhat (Cambay). Section 3, north-east

Panoramic view of the town from the top of the Jami Masjid, Khambhat (Cambay). Section 3, north-east

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/17(1843)

Item number: 1843

Length: 18.7

Width: 23.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Cambay in Gujarat, from the top of the Jami Masjid, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This panoramic view is taken from the mosque, looking north-east over the rooftops of the town. Khambhat, or Cambay, is an ancient port that once served the city of Ahmadabad, 84 km (52 miles) to the north. An English factory was established here in 1613 but Cambay declined in importance after the rise of the nearby port of Surat. Later the harbour silted up and the port was completely abandoned.

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