Jugeanor, in the Mountains of Sirinagur

DANIELL Thomas and William

Publication Date: 1804
From Bauman Rare Books (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 29, 2014 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 3,500.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

DANIELL, Thomas and William. Jugeanor, in the Mountains of Sirinagur. London: Published as the Act directs by Thos. Daniell, May 1, 1804. Color-printed aquatint with hand-finishing on wove paper; plate size 25-1/2 by 19 inches. Matted and framed, entire item measures 34 by 28 inches. $3500.A lovely view of the town of Jhawanu ("Jugeanor"), from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book Oriental Scenery, a color-printed aquatint finished by hand.The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further 13 years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country.Of this plate, Thomas Daniell wrote, "Jugeanor is a small irregular place; the zemindar, or chief landholder of the neighborhood, like the village squires of other countries, is lodged more sumptuously than his inferiors; his mansion is tolerably built of stone, covered with slates, and consists of two stories, the upper one accommodating the chief and his family, the lower affording shelter to his cattle" (Archer, Early Views of India, plate 47). As the Daniells traveled through the mountains around Srinagar ("Sirinagur"), they "were surprised at the 'considerable degree of population' and 'pleasant villages.' 'Security is a principal source of happiness,' Thomas observed. 'The peaceful inhabitants of these hills not only enjoy a secure retreat from the perils of polished society, but a luxuriant vegetation supplies them with food, and also with gums and other articles of commerce, with which, but sale or barter, the procure from the distant plains such conveniences as their moderate system of life requires'" (Archer, plate 48). Consisting of 144 views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of 24 plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; 12 plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; 24 plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; 24 plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807 (this plate was published in this part); and 12 further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the 24 plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. See Abbey, Travel 420 (plate no. 142). Small green mark to lower margin, just touching edge of plate; minor foxing. Near-fine condition, a lovely hand-colored Daniell plate, beautifully framed. Bookseller Inventory # 106817

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Jugeanor, in the Mountains of Sirinagur

Publication Date: 1804

Store Description

We are a rare bookseller based in Philadelphia, with stores in New York, and Las Vegas. If you would like to contact us about any of our books listed on the site, please use the 'Contact the bookseller' link on the listing page.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

If you have questions or would like to request an image of a book via email, please contact us using the 'Contact the bookseller' link. 1. We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and check. 2. All items are subject to prior sale. 3. All items are guaranteed as described. 4. Any item ordered through ABE may be returned within 30 days of the Estimated Delivery Date if unsatisfactory for any reason. (Notification requested prior to return.) 5. Shipping and insurance charges are add...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Bank/Wire Transfer