A Picturesque Tour along the River Ganges and Jumna in India: consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views, a map and vignettes, from original drawings made on the spot, with illustrations historical and descriptive.
FORREST (Lieut.-Col. [Charles Ramus]).
A marvellous series of views made by Forrest during voyages along the Ganges and its tributary the Jumna. The plates include Benares, Allahabad, Lucknow, Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra. "Forrest was an officer in the British army. He served in Bengal from 1802 and died at Bath in 1827. During journeys, mostly overland while posted up-country with his regiment, he would make excursions by boat, palanquin or on horseback to nearby places" (Godrej and Rohatgi). The book, with its exquisite colouring, ranks alongside the works of William Hodges, the Daniells and Henry Salt, as one of the key pictorial works on India.
L. Harrison for Rudolph Ackermann,
16-20th December 2013