Digital Rare Book:
A practical guide to the climates and weather of India, Ceylon and Burmah and the storms of Indian seas, based chiefly on the publications of the Indian Meteorological Department
By Henry Francis Branford (1834-1893)
Published by Macmillan & Co., London - 1889
Indian black buck, by Manohar, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1616.
The study of an Indian black buck being led by its keeper was painted by the Mughal court artist Manohar, who signed his work on the green ground at top and bottom of the painting. The posture of the keeper...
A Zebra, by Mansur, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, 1621.
The zebra in this painting was presented to the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627) by Mir Ja'far who had acquired it from some Turks who had travelled to India from Africa. Jahangir wrote on the painting (in Persian, the...
Turkey cock, by Mansur, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1612
The painting of a North American turkey cock done for the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627) records its arrival at the court in 1612. Jahangir had asked his friend Muqarrab Khan to procure rarities of any kind at...
A Himalayan Cheer Pheasant
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Mughal, ascribed to Mansur
Mansur is famous for his studies of birds, animals and flowers. He began his illustrious career during Akbar’s reign and continued to work in the royal library for Jahangir. He and other artist...