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Books & Works on Paper including Contents from the Estate of Paul Gallico

Lot 215

Salt (Henry) Pagoda at Ramisseram

Salt (Henry) & Bluck (J., engraver)

Pagoda at Ramisseram, hand-coloured aquatint, plate 9 from Salt's 'Twenty Four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India…’, [Abbey Travel 515], laid down onto card, overall 59 x 75cm, framed & glazed, William Miller, 1809.

*** Viscount Valentia, George Annesley described this temple at Rameshvaram (in Tamil Nadu) as: "one of the most sacred and most splendid in the East. It is built on the sea-shore, at the extremity of the peninsula of India […] This massive workmanship reminded me of the ruins of Egyptian architecture."

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