Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.150.
Entitled – Bombay. A Great Native Procession.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Bombay. – The magnificent P. and O. steamers leave Aden every Tuesday and arrive at Bombay at noon on the following Monday; the distance is 1,664 miles.
We now hope to convey, both by illustration and description, some faint notion of the richness and immensity of our great Indian Empire.
By the way, if we include Upper Burmah, we find that the present area of the Empire is about 1,700,000 square miles, with a population of about 260,000,000; apart from the English population, the chief peoples of India are the Hindus, and Mohammedans, Sikhs, Parsees, Jains, and hill tribes.
In 1887, the Indian Army numbered 208,174 men of all ranks; there are also 33 Volunteer corps, with 8,000 men.
A first-class tour of four months in India need not cost more than £380, including the return journey.
Bombay has been called the “Eye of India.”
It is the largest, most populous, and enterprising city in the Empire.
More than half the imports and exports of all India pass through its Custom House; and nine-tenths of the persons entering or leaving the country do so at Bombay, which is without excception the finest modern city in Asia.
The population of Bombay numbers 821,764 souls; the island is 11 and a half miles long, and from three to four broad.
As the steamer rounds Colaba Point and glides slowly to her moorings, the panorama of Bombay city is gradually unfolded, with the noble public buildings towering above the masts in the harbour, and the low coast-line beyond sweeping round the vast bay, dotted with palm-clad islands backed by the lofty blue mountains of Matheran and Mahableshwar.
Perhaps the most conspicuous object in the view from the steamer is the remarkable hill of Bawa Malang, on the summit of which is an enormous mass of rock with perpendicular sides, crowned with a fort which is now in ruins.
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