View of Harbour From Mazgaon Mumbai – Old Print 1897

This print of the view of harbour from Mazgaon Bombay, now Mumbai. This is a page from a German journal of 1897. The Harbour was one of the major reasons for Mumbai’s growth. Cotton was the dominant export commodity and the chief reason for the growth of both the city and port. It was indeed so the city and its surrounding areas progressed dramatically by the passing of years.

Being a major city in India, with a huge bustling port the construction of docks was inevitable. The three oldest were the- Prince’s, Victoria, and Indira docks (earlier Alexandra dock). See my post- Mumbai Apollo Bunder – Old 1880 PrintRead more- Mumbai Port Trust History in detail. The view is from Mazgaon. Bombay was a group of seven islands before uniting it into a single landmass by reclamation.

Mazgaon was one of the seven islands. Just as Britishers were based around the Fort area, likewise the Portuguese were based around Mazgaon before Bombay was gifted to Britain.

Did you know- the original inhabitants before the harbour coming up were the Kolis and Bhandaris. 

From the collection-  Antique Photo of Madras Iron Pier 1870.,  Vintage Photo Delhi New Parliament Building.,   Vintage Advertisement Postcard The Tatschali Line.,   Antique Print Bombay Lighthouse On Kennery Island.,  Vintage Book 1877 – Illustrated India: Its Princes And People.

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