View Of Bombay From Mazgaon Engraved Print 1845
This is a hand-coloured steel engraved print of an 1845 scene of Bombay or Mumbai from Mazgaon Hill. Measures 9 x 6 inches. A nice hand-colored Print of Mumbai, the view is possibly just after the completion of reclamation of the city. See my other identical steel engraved Print- Antique Steel Engraved Print View Of Bombay. Mumbai is undoubtedly an engineering marvel.
Created by the reclamation of the seven islands Mumbai into a single landmass that took 2½ centuries to complete. In 1853 the first Indian railway started operation from Bombay to Thane. By 1864 there were 8 lakh people in the city since then it has been growing by development and also by overpopulation. See also more prints of the city in- columbia.edu.
Did you know- Andheri has a 66 million years old monolith column of black basalt rock called Gilbert Hill. The hill or rock has a sheer vertical face, formed when molten lava was squeezed out of the Earth’s clefts during the Mesozoic era about 66 million years ago.
From the collection- Our Journey Around The World – 1894 Book., Antique Photo British Raj Family At Tea Simla 1880., Star Of India Flag & United Service Club – Vintage Postcard., Rare Nilgiri Mountain Railway Steam Locomotive Drawing
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