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[TAJ MAHAL]. - To be open for a short Time the Taj Mahal, One of the Wonders of the East. ... This Work of Art may be Viewed at No. 5, Haymarket, (Opposite the King's Theatre). [London]. Printed at the Philanthropic Society, St. George's Fields, [1823].

4to. Size: 19 x 23 cm). This handbill advertises the exhibition in 1823 in London of a model of the Taj Mahal. "The Model is on a large and grand scale, entirely composed of Ivory, beautifully inlaid, and a complete fac simile of the original building". On the reverse contemporary manuscript notes with details (height, length etc) of the building. Further it refers to James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs" with a quote: "estimates the cost at 1,225,000 [GBP] and occupied the space of 16 years 4 months and 21 days in its construction. He gives a fac simile of the elegant and splendid inlaid work employed on the tomb".
EUR 750.00 [Appr.: US$ 847.37 | £UK 657 | JPą 93792] Book number 120277

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