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The Outskirts Of Delhi Jama Masjid – Old Print 1800s
This is an early 1800s hand-colored Print of the outskirts of Delhi’s Jama Masjid or mosque. It measures 9½ x 8¾ inch. There is an elephant, horse, and some men in this beautiful antique picture. The bottom picture shows a drawing not sure what it is about. The Jama Masjid mosque was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1656 and is located in old Delhi.
See my post- Antique Photo Jama Masjid Agra 1890. Extract- “Shah Jahan also built the Jama Masjid in Agra in c1648, in honor of his favorite daughter, Jahan Ara Begum. For completion, it took six years and 5000 men. And was built with red sandstone, around 10,000 people can be accommodated. Agra was the main city or the capital of the Mughal Empire for two centuries (16th and 17th)…”
He also has the distinction of building the Taj Mahal, undeniably the most famous monument of love built in 1648. Read more- Mosque India.
Did you know- after the Indian revolt of 1857, the British captured Delhi Jama Masjid and turned it into a military base for the next five years.