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SOLVYNS, Frans Balthzar.
A Collection of Two Hundred and Fifty Coloured Etchings. Descriptive of the Manners, Customs and Dress of the Hindoos.

Published
Calcutta: 1799.
References
Abbey Travel II 421; Colas 2763; Hardie, p.132; Hardgrave 'Portrait of the Hindus' pp.37-45; Godrej & Rohatgi 'Scenic Splendours', pp.31-32; 'India Observed', p.68; Bobins supplementary list 08/14.
Plates
250
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
25001-100000
Published
Calcutta: 1799.
Ref
5558

Folio, contemporary Indian morocco, 12 sections in one; etched title, 12 etched sectional tiles each mounted onto larger sheets within pen and ink borders as issued. 250 engraved plates (11 double-page and 239 others), captions in MS on facing pages. Provenance: Sir Robert Chambers (1737-1803). Coloured plates in order: Section 1. Hindoo Casts with their respective professions. 1. A Srottery, Brahmun. 2. A Kanoge, Brahmun. 3. A Drawer, Brahmun. 4. A Brijbasi, Brahmun. 5. A Ooria Brahmun. 6. A Khuttry. 7. A Byce. 8. A Soodder. 9. A Sic. 10. A Sudgope. 11. A Byde. 12. A Causto. 13. A Dybuck. 14. An Augree. 15. A Beraye. 16. A Coomhar. 17. A Nauy. 18. A Mauly. 19. A Chassa-Kybert. 20. An Auheer. 21. A Sunkaury. 22. A Cansaury. 23. A Kumaur. 24. A Tilly. 25. An Ooria, Bearer. 26. A Rowanny, Bearer. 27. A Doolee - A Bearer. 28. A Jellee - A Bearer. 29. A Bowry. 30. A Myra. 31. A Gund-Bunnya. 32. A Kapauly. 33. A Sonaur-Bannya. 34. A Tamooly. 35. A Chooter. 36. A Gwalla. 37. A Chunhaury. 38. A Koalhoo. 39. A Tauntee. 40. A B'haut. 41. A Hulwye. 42. A Joogee. 43. A Doam. 44. A Chassa-Doba. 45. A Dandy. 46. A Boyty. 47. A Seuly. 48. A Doby. 49. A Soonree. 50. A Rajpoot. 51. A Rauwut. 52. A Brijbasi. 53. A Maul. 54. A Buddee-A. 55. A Poad. 56. A Baugdy. 57. A Jellee-A. 58. A Nikaury. 59. A Moochee. 60. An Haury. 61. A Pukmar. 62. A Kaun. 63. A Puttoo-A. 64. A Shikaury. 65. A Moorda-Sho. 66. A Kawra. Section 2. Servants employed in the domestic concerns of European Families... 67. European Buildings (double page.) 68. A Bannyan. 69. A Sercar. 70. A Jammadar. 71. A Choabdar. 72. A Soonta-Burdar. 73. A Khaunsamaun. 74. A Lidmudgar. 75. A Serdar, Bearer. 76. A Durwan. 77. A Kherch Burdar. 78. A B'heesty. 79. An Hooka-Burdar. 80. A Doby. 81. A Chowry Burdar. 82. A Mukkun-Wolla. 83. A Rooty-Wolla. 84. A Durzee. 85. A Baulber. 86. An Hajaum. 87. An Hircara. 88. A Peada. 89. A Clashy. 90. A Coachman. 91. A Syce. 92. A Gassyara. 93. A Mushauljee. 94. A Bawerchee. 95. An Aubdar. 96. A Cora-Burdar. 97. A Dooreea. 98. A Chokeedar. 99. An Aya. 100. A Dye. 101. A Matranny. 102. A Mater. Section 3. Dresses of the Hindoo Men. 103. Bengallee Buildings (double page.) 104. A Man of Distinction. 105. A Man of Inferior Rank. 106. A Man of Low Rank. 107. A Courti. 108. A Bauluk. 109. A Behleea. 110. Seepoys. 111. A Brijbasi. Section 4. Dresses of Hindoo Women. 112. A Nautch (double page.) 113. A Woman of Distinction. 114. A Woman of Inferior Rank. 115. A Woman of Low Rank. 116. A Gwallin. 117. A Ramjunny. 118. A Hedgra. 119. A Polye. 120. An Agoree. Section 5. Vehicles, Horses, and Bullocks as practiced by the Natives. 121. Elephants & Camels (double page.) 122. A Ruth. 123. A Gary. 124. An Ekka. 125. A Rehroo. 126. An Hackery. 127. A Ladoo Byle. 128. A Horse Richly Caparisoned. 129. A Tattoo. Section 6. Palaquins. 130. A Public Road (double page.) 131. A Chowpaula Palkee. 132. A J'halledar Palkee. 133. A Mianna Palkee. 134. A Long Palkee. 135. A Bocho Palkee. 136. A Short Palkee. 137. A Mohafa. 138. A Dooly. Section 7. Faquirs. 139. Calle Gaut (double page.) 140. A Purrim, Hungse. 141. A Dundee. 142. A Ramanundy. 143. A Bermcharry. 144. An Abd'Hoot. 145. A Soonassey. 146. A Veishnub. 147. A Naunuck, Punthy. 148. A Nauga. 149. An Ooddoobahoo. Section 8. Pleasure Boats. 150. A Bhore (double page.) 151. A Pinnace. 152. A Feal Chara. 153. A Budgerow. 154. A Moorpunkee. 155. A Baawalee-A. 156. A Pansway. 157. A Jellee-A, Dingee. 158. A Dingee. 159. A Khela, Dingee. 160. A Gunga. 161. A Tow Boat. 162. A Muga Chara. 163. A Gudwaree. Section 9. Boats of Lading. 164. A North-Wester (double page.) 165. A Grab. 166. A Brig. 167. A Sloop. 168. A Dony. 169. A Pettooa. 170. A Burr. 171. A Pataily. 172. A Kautry. 173. An Ek-Gachee. 174. A Siringee. 175. A Bangles. 176. A Wolack. 177. An Hola. 178. A Balaum. 179. A Pulwar. 180. A Kose. 181. A Iet Dingee. Section 10. Various Modes of Smoking with the Hooka &c. 182. A View of Calcutta (double page.) 183. A Narial Hooka 1. 184. A Narial Hooka 2. 185. A Narial Hooka 3. 186. A Snake Hooka. 187. A Cullyaun Hooka. 188. A Paun. 189. A Chillum. 190. A Cheroot. 191. A Cherrock (double page.) Section 11. Musical Instruments. 192. A Sunk and a G'unta. 193. A Chauser. 194. A Tumboora. 195. A Sittar. 196. A Saurinda. 197. A Tobri. 198. A Kuplyauss. 199. A Pennauck. 200. An Omorti. 201. A Khole. 202. A Kurtaul. 203. A Dump. 204. A Doyra. 205. A Khunjery. 206. A J'haunjree. 207. A Saringee. 208. A Tubla. 209. A D'holuk. 210. A Jultrung. 211. A Munjeera. 212. A D'hauk. 213. A Soorna. 214. A Baunk. 215. A Joorg Haje. 216. A D'hole. 217. A Kaunsy. 218. A Nagra. 219. A Kaura. 220. A Borung. 221. A Ramsinga. 222. A Tickora. 223. A Pukwauz. 224. A Jogo Jhumpo. 225. A Surmungla. 226. A Baunsree. 227. An Oorni. Section 12. Festivals, Funerals, Ceremonies &c. 228. A View of Calcutta (double page.) 229. A Hurry Sung Kertun. 230. A Gauyin. 231. A Mohabaurut-er-Shoba. 232. A Doorga Pooja. 233. A Joolun Jatra. 234. A Raush Jatra. 235. A Rut Jatra. 236. A Chaun Jatra. 237. A Dole Jatra. 238. A Busso-Jun. 239. A J'haump. 240. A Nile. 241. A Sho Hogomon 1. 242. A Sho Hogomon 2. 243. A Sho Hogomon 3. 244. A Sho Hogomon 4. 245. A Bebaho. 246. A Mullo-Pray. 247. A J'huppaun. 248. A Samporia. 249. A School. 250. A Bazar.